Here is a very basic checklist that you should use before buying a Shoreline condo. This checklist should be put together before looking at any units and making a decision based on emotion instead of logic. By sticking to this checklist you be able to find the perfect condo that you love and meets all of your criteria.
1. What floor do you want to live on?
Some people like to be as high as possible while some people don’t want to leave the safety of the first floor. If you’re looking at a high rise condominium you’ll need to figure out first whether you want to be up high, down low or somewhere in the middle.
2. What is your price range?
Whether you’re buying a house, townhouse or condo, you’ll always need to figure out how much you can afford ahead of time and then be determined to stick to this price. It is a good idea to let your real estate agent know that you only want to look at a Shoreline condo that fits into your budget and don’t want to be informed of any others.
3. What are the neighbors like?
When you have this written down you’ll remember to find out about your immediate neighbors. If all of your neighbors have children and you are looking for peace and quiet, you’ll need to keep searching for another condo that fits the bill better. When you live in a Shoreline condo you will be in very close proximity to your neighbors and you should find out everything you can about them before moving in. Don’t be afraid to knock on their door to find out their opinion of the complex and introduce yourself as a potential neighbor.
4. Where is the condo situated?
Again, having this written down beforehand will remind you to take a good look at the condo’s location in the building. If it is right in front of the elevators, for instance, you may be bothered by the noise and the lack of privacy. If the Shoreline condo is beside the garbage chute, that could be an inconvenience as well.
5. What are the rules and regulations?
You’ll need to take a look at the rules and regulations for the complex you’re interested in. Every condo has its own set of bylaws and some you may be able to live with while others may pose a problem.
6. How big you want the condo to be?
Try to get an idea of how large an area you would like to live in and how many bedrooms you’d like to have. Let your agent know how big the condo should be and whether this is flexible or not.
Use this checklist for buying a Shoreline condo to stay on track and not get distracted by any beautiful units you may see that are very tempting. By narrowing down your choices you and your real estate agent will be able to work together to find the perfect condo for you.
Contact Adrian Willanger 206 909-7536 with any questions about buying or selling a condominium in Shoreline.
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