Thinking of downsizing from a home to a condo? These tips can help.

| Feb 2, 2021 | Residential Real Estate

Owning property is a great financial investment. For some, this means a large home with a big yard and garage. But there comes a time when we may realize we do not use all those bedrooms and are not enjoying the constant upkeep for the lawn and home. When we reach this point in our lives, when we want less to maintain but still want the financial benefit of property ownership, a condo may be the answer.

These tips can help you find the right condo:

  • Location, location, location. This rule holds true not just for home ownership, but condos, too. Now is the time to think about what type of lifestyle you want. Are you interested in being close to downtown, in the midst of all the action? Do you like the ability to walk to stores, restaurants, and cafes? Or would you prefer a more relaxed option? Figure out the location that fits with your interests to narrow down the search.
  • Think amenities. Condos can come with many different amenities like pools, rentable entertaining spaces with kitchens and televisions, gyms, and gardens. Think about which amenities you would enjoy using and add them to your list.
  • Start reducing your stuff. If you currently own a home, you probably have more stuff than you need. Figure out what you really like and want to keep, and what you are using just to fill space.

Buying a condo is like buying any other piece of property. As a result, it is wise to enter negotiations and draft paperwork for the specific deal, not just rely on boilerplate documents. This will better ensure the document addresses any concerns with this specific piece of property, helping to mitigate the risk of problems in the future.