Examining Your Next Calgary Condo Purchase

Posted by on Tuesday, November 6th, 2012 at 3:53pm.

You're ready to start looking at condos and perhaps you know exactly what you're looking for. There are a few things, however, that you should also keep in mind when you're looking through the various Calgary condos on the market. By examining these few extra things you'll be certain that your investment is a good one that will grow throughout the years the way you want it to.

1. Look at the curb appeal

Curb appeal doesn't only apply to houses. Any condo building should be kept up 100% so that it's looking its best at all times. If you pull up to the parking lot and see trash along the side and then find as you're approaching the front door that the hedges haven't been trimmed and there are weeds growing in the grass, don't even bother looking inside.

Even if the condos are immaculate inside, there's something going on outside that you don't want to be a part of. Keep curb appeal in mind when you're looking at the various condo buildings in Calgary just as you would look at it if you were viewing a home.

2. Find out about the developer

There are developers out there with spotless reputations and ones that you simply need to stay away from. If you find a condo that you like learn who the developer is or was to make sure that you won't be seeing any surprise problems in the future. Your real estate agent can provide you with the information you need about the developer.

3. Make sure you're right in the heartbeat

The appreciation of your condo is not only going to depend on the unit or the building it's in but on the location as well. Look for condos that are right in the heartbeat of a community so that you can be close to all the amenities you need and can be a part of the neighborhood appeal. Appreciation of your condo will be based on the location as well as on other factors.

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