A snowy November week has weary Kitchener Waterloo homeowners asking themselves whether it is time to sell the house and buy a condo. When asked my thoughts, my answer is always the same: condominium ownership needs to be a lifestyle choice. For first time condo buyers, it is critical that you select a Realtor who has extensive experience with condominiums. Why?
Simply put, the condominium landscape is a minefield for the novice. Sure, there are the usual issues like location, condition and price. Then come the issues specific to a condominium purchase. Should I buy an apartment condo or a townhome? New or resale? What kind of financial shape is the condominium corporation in? Why are the fees so high? Can I have pets? What about barbecues? Is all the maintenance included? How many units are rented? What do the fees cover? How is it heated/cooled and who pays? What amenities are there? Is there extra parking available? Can I have laundry in the unit? Have there been any special assessments? The list goes on and on.
If you are wondering if it's time for you to sell your house and buy a condo, I can help. Over the past 25 years, I've represented hundreds of buyers and sellers of Kitchener Waterloo condominiums. Feel free to call, text or email and put my expertise to work for you 519-505-4488 firstname.lastname@example.org.