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Primer on Minneapolis Condo Ownership

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 Jamie Mathwig (August 19, 2011)  Over the past several years the Minneapolis condominium market has flourished. Depending on your circumstances, there are several types of condominium ownership arrangement you may want to consider before making a purchase. A freehold or fee-simple arrangement of condo purchase is a type of ownership that entitles you to use the property for an indefinite period of time and to make .. (Condominiums)

Minneapolis Condo Markets: A Diamond in the Rough

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 Jamie Mathwig (August 19, 2011)  What for many real estate buyers was formerly true north has now shifted: downtown is in again. And with this shift comes a reinvigorated appetite for condo ownership. But despite fluctuations in the existing and new home markets, Minneapolis Condo sales have remained strong. The wisdom of Condominium ownership is not lost on buyers who may have previously been looking to purchase a .. (Condominiums)

How to Evaluate Condominiums for Sale in NJ

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 Gardner Wilkinson (July 27, 2011)  According to the figures put forth by the National Association of Realtors, property sales in New Jersey dropped by a mere 2.8% in the first quarter of 2011. Despite this marginal drop, it overtook all other neighboring states in terms of sales. If you are one of those seeking to buy condominiums for sale in NJ, there is plenty of help at hand. You can resort to online portals that .. (Condominiums)

Playa del Carmen Condo Sales; State and Investor Cooperation

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 Thomas Lloyd (January 26, 2011)  Those investing in Playa del Carmen condo sales will be interested to know that the Governor of the State of Quintana Roo (which includes Playa del Carmen, Cancun, etc. ) has continue to make a notable effort to collaborate with Spanish investors, one of the area's main source of foreign investment. In mid-January 2011, the Governor, Felix Gonzalez, held a meeting with Spanish .. (Condominiums)

Playa del Carmen Condo Owners Benefit from New Virgin Flights

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 Thomas Lloyd (January 26, 2011)  One of the major advantages of owning property in Playa del Carmen is the close access to the many affordable flight options at the Cancun International Airport; although the recent expansion of these services through affordable and comfortable flights from Virgin America benefits all of Playa del Carmen, not to mention the rest of the region, they are especially beneficial to one new .. (Condominiums)

How to Buy a Cheap Condo

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 Craig John (August 14, 2009)  You might think that the phrase cheap condo is an oxymoron, yet you need to be aware that there is such a thing. You might not want to look for condos with a Real Estate agent and would prefer to look for those that are FSBO (or For Sale by Owner) properties instead. This is something that many people are doing because they simply feel that they will get a better deal on their own than .. (Condominiums)

Living the Condo Lifestyle in Collingwood / Blue Mountain Ontario

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 Theodore Freiman (March 12, 2009)  For those who are unfamiliar to what living in a condo is all about, a condominium can be an apartment or townhouse located in defined space called a condominium corporation, where each owner of a condominium shares communal recreational facilities such as a gym, swimming pool, tennis court, clubhouse etc. If you are in the mood to live a carefree life style, then Collingwood or Blue .. (Condominiums)

Condos Promote Green Lifestyles

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 Julian Bryce (January 13, 2009)  Condos in Atlanta can promote green living and a healthy lifestyle that contradicts the traditional views of life within the city. When most people think about living in condos, they view a downtown city environment full of pollution, traffic and noise. However, as construction practices around Atlanta concentrate on promoting energy efficient buildings and multi-use developments, as .. (Condominiums)

Upstairs Tenant Will Not Fix Ceiling Leak

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 Kay Senay (January 13, 2009)  "I have been living in my condominium since 1987.  Every time the tenant in the unit above me takes a shower, I get a leak in the ceiling above my bath tub.  About a month ago, the tenant invited me to see that there are only vinyl floor tiles where ceramic wall tiles should be.  The business manager of our condominium set up a meeting between me, the owner of the upstairs unit, the .. (Condominiums)

Turnberry Ocean Colony in Sunny Isles Beach - Still the Top Address in South Florida

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 L. Belenky (December 15, 2008)  Considered the definitive location for beachfront, condominium living the Turnberry Ocean Colony in Sunny Isles Beach is still the top address in South Florida. Located near to both Miami and Aventura, and offering the most coveted views in the area, the two to five bedroom residences are considered the epitome of southern Florida luxury living. Residents enjoy exclusive access to .. (Condominiums)

Condo As a Perfect Place

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 Eliza Maledevic (November 05, 2008)  Many places are popular nowadays because they are being developed by that famous developer. And one of these is Miami Beach. It is one of the most popular locations on the world. There are luxurious condominiums, restaurants, famous resorts homes, and hotels. Most of the foreign and native tourists opted to stay in this place because the ambiance is more relaxing and more peaceful. .. (Condominiums)

Should You Invest in a Condo Conversion?

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 Ted Guarnero (November 05, 2008)  A conversion is what a condo is known when it has been converted from rental apartments to owned apartments. These can be slightly cheaper than condominiums, but they should also be investigated carefully to make sure that the lower price will be worth it. A careful examination of the quality of the renovation and the age of the building and its systems is in order to ascertain that the . (Condominiums)

Is Your Condominium Reserve Fund Functional?

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 Robert J. Burns (October 29, 2008)  In my younger days with an engineering consulting firm, my mentor offered me some memorable advice. When your solution appears more complex that the client's problem (which it did) then it's time to check your data. That advice could well apply if you're putting together a reserve fund plan for your condominium association or HOA. The ultimate intent of a capital reserve fund study, of . (Condominiums)

What You Should Know When Choosing a Condo

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 Eliza Maledevic (October 28, 2008)  As you may be thinking to buy a Miami Beach condo, you should know some things before you can actually buy a good one. These factors that will be mentioned in the article are simple aspects but this will greatly affect your purchase. Thus, you should be very careful in doing this and in keeping that you are able to consider them before making your purchase. One of the most common .. (Condominiums)

Why Miami Beach Condos Sell Like Hotcakes

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 Vanessa A. Doctor (October 23, 2008)  Miami Beach is one of the most sensational metropolitan living locations in the world. Restaurants, famous resorts, homes, and hotels and luxurious condominiums make up the area. Miami Beach condos have become very popular in the past few years. Because the place has been voted several times as one of the top ten beaches in the world, it is never a wonder why Miami Beach is a preferred .. (Condominiums)

Condos in Fort Lauderdale - How to Get One Easy

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 Vanessa A. Doctor (October 23, 2008)  Condos are the latest trend in residential property acquisition in Fort Lauderdale real estate. The lifestyle of living in one cannot be compared to other home types in the city. Being a popular tourist destination in this side of Florida, having your own condo unit ensures a comfortable stay for whatever purpose you have in the area. The Best Condos In The City Condo home types are .. (Condominiums)

Benefits of Buying a Condo

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 Hayi Mansoor (October 07, 2008)  There are several individuals and families who own condos in some of the hip places like downtown or near the city center and are really happy with their purchase. But the truth is that they had to do a lot of research to find the right type of condo. Just because a condominium development looks great on the outside doesn't mean that all the facilities or amenities promised by them will . (Condominiums)

Condo Buyers and Sellers

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 Hayi Mansoor (October 07, 2008)  There are several real estate markets where even today it might be quite expensive to buy a single family home. But more than that, there are many people who don't want the extra responsibility that comes with managing and maintenance of a single family home. In such a scenario, the best option is buying a condominium. Condos have surged into popularity off late and are considered as a .. (Condominiums)

Condos and Apartments

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 Hayi Mansoor (October 07, 2008)  There are many people who might think that condos are the same as apartments. But condos are different and in the true sense of the word, a condo is a modern recreation of an apartment. A condo has more space, more living area, more amenities, is higher priced than an apartment, and has a higher appreciation rate. But then an apartment is also as good a place to stay and in many ways is . (Condominiums)

Thinking of Buying New Condos and Lofts?

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 Hayi Mansoor (October 07, 2008)  In the last couple of years, real estate has seen an increase in the sales of condos and lofts. Basically loft condos are living spaces that have been designed on the basis of open floor plans and were extremely popular as an artist work cum living spaces although now it is quite popular among different segments of people. Today condos and lofts are being considered as a part of the .. (Condominiums)

Condos and Lofts Search

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 Hayi Mansoor (October 07, 2008)  In the recent years, real estate market across the US has noticed a trend, which is an increase in the condos and lofts search and sale. This is great news for condo developers and also for the real estate market, which has not seen a high in quite some time. For example: if you look at the cultural neighborhood in East Austin, it has experienced a sudden revitalization with more and .. (Condominiums)

Renting a Condominium - Necessary Safety Features and Protection

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 Christine OKelly (September 26, 2008)  When most people look at a condominium for rent, how comfortable the space is, cost, and amenities are all big concerns. What is often missed when renting a condominium is the safety requirements and other items needed to keep you safe and protected. The sad part is that these things frequently often go unnoticed until something serious happens. To stay safe and protect yourself, it .. (Condominiums)

How to Decide If Luxury Condo Living is Right For You

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 Sarah Reece (September 23, 2008)  Condominiums are a great choice for first time homeowners who want more space than a traditional apartment can provide.  Owning a condominium comes with many perks, including virtually limitless upgrades and renovations that can be done because you are the sole owner of the unit.  Outdoor maintenance is little issue thanks to monthly fees that cover grounds maintenance.     .. (Condominiums)

Optimizing Your Condo Investment

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 Chris Hauser (September 23, 2008)  When making an investment into a condominium, its important to keep several things in mind to maximize your return on investment. Don't assume that you will live out your days in your condo. Hope for good times, but plan for the bad ones. Make sure that if the time comes to sell your condo, there will be a buyer ready when you are, and hopefully you will make some profit in the sale. .. (Condominiums)

High Rise Condo Amenities Often Look Better on Paper - You Call That a Gym?

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 Mark Wade (September 20, 2008)  Like any good real estate junkie, I need my fix on Sunday afternoons. The sight of an inverted metal “V" sign alongside the street, with balloons bobbing in the wind, is sure to put a smile on my face. My specialty is the “high rise" Open Houses. I love to see how various lobbies are decorated, and to snicker at what the well meaning sales agent is trying to pass off as .. (Condominiums)

Chicago Condos "Can Do"

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 James Belmont (September 19, 2008)  When it comes to residential real estate in Chicago, condominiums are king. Especially in the city's downtown and North Side neighborhoods. Even with everything that has happened in the U. S. housing market, the Chicago condo industry continues to hold steady with increasing average prices and nonstop development of new condo projects in communities across the city. It's a familiar .. (Condominiums)

7 Questions to Ask Before Buying a Duplex Condo

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 Roselind Hejl (September 19, 2008)  Condominium is a form of ownership of real estate. In this type of ownership the owner has individual title to the air space inside the unit, plus an undivided interest in the buildings and land. Condominium ownership is guided by a set of declarations that are written at the time of creation of the development. This document outlines how the condo will be governed and maintained. The .. (Condominiums)

Boston Waterfront Luxury Developments

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 Daniel Amodeo (September 18, 2008)  The Boston Waterfront is home to some of the nicest residential properties in the world, including Battery Wharf, The Intercontinental Hotel & Residences, Rowes Wharf, Lincoln Wharf, Union Wharf Boston, The Mariner, & Burroughs Wharf. Battery Wharf is a 104-unit luxury condo development on Boston's North End Waterfront. The units in this building are incredible. The “nose" . (Condominiums)

South End Boston's Luxury Residential Buildings

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 Daniel Amodeo (September 18, 2008)  The South End is home to some of Boston's most luxurious residential buildings, such as Atelier 505, D4 Condos, & the Penny Savings Bank Condos. There are also multiple luxury buildings being built & planned such as Columbus Center. Atelier 505 is one of the South End most luxurious full-service buildings. It is located in the heart of the South End, right on Restaurant Row. .. (Condominiums)

Cambridge Luxury Condo Developments

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 Daniel Amodeo (September 18, 2008)  Cambridge, Massachusetts has some of the Boston area's hottest luxury condo developments, such as The Regatta, The Esplanade, One First, The Glass Factory, & Northpoint Cambridge. The Regatta is one of Cambridge's most sought after luxury buildings. One bedrooms start around $1,900, and 2 bedrooms start around $2700. There is a 24hr doorman, pool, state-of-the-art gym, balconies, .. (Condominiums)

Boston Common Living

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 Daniel Amodeo (September 17, 2008)  The Boston Common is often considered one of the most prestigious locations to live in America. It is also America's oldest public park. Some of nation's most luxurious highrises are located on the historic Boston Common, such as the Ritz, Grandview, Tremont on the Common, 1 Charles, and the Archstone. Tremont on the Common, located at 151 Tremont Street, has a 24hr doorman, concierge .. (Condominiums)

Appraising Vegas High-Rise Condos 101

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 Glenn Rigdon (September 16, 2008)  While appraising real estate is not the most glamorous jobs in Las Vegas, there are some perks. One of them is getting to see many of the new high-rise condominiums, at times even before the buildings are opened to the general public. Here are some quick tips for making comparisons like an appraiser: 1. Of course you compare location, location is an important consideration in all real .. (Condominiums)

Do You Know Enough About Buying a Condo?

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 Elizabeth Day (September 11, 2008)  Many people who own condominiums are happy with the arrangements, but the trick is to do research before buying. A well-located, well designed condo is probably as good an investment as any other real estate. The value of a condo should increase, remain fairly constant, or decrease with the overall market. Some things you should know before buying a condo: Maintenance cost or .. (Condominiums)

Selling a Condo With Pride

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 Eliza Maledevic (September 10, 2008)  Before starting a new life to a new location, of course, you need to sell your current property. Selling a property is not that simple, there are factors to be considered that are important in making a sale. If you are selling your home at Miami Beach condo, you need to let anyone know that you are selling your property. A good advertising strategy is a good help to let everyone knows .. (Condominiums)

Bachelor's Choice - Condo

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 Eliza Maledevic (September 09, 2008)  There are a lot of options that you can have in buying a home, as we all know that there are a lot of people and investors out there who are selling their property. But you should be careful in choosing which and where do you want to buy a home. One good option is having a Miami beach condo, for a bachelor this will really fits your needs and personality. It is good for those who live .. (Condominiums)

Condo - Best Property to Sell

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 Eliza Maledevic (September 08, 2008)  Living near a beach is a good way of living a good life. The environment that you can have on Miami Beach condo is really amazing knowing that most famous persons are owners of some property on the place. Miami Beach condo is a good property that can be easily sold. Knowing the fact that the property is just near the beach, many buyers will be attracted in buying a property. But the .. (Condominiums)

Starting a Business - Invest in a Condo

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 Eliza Maledevic (September 07, 2008)  It is a good investment having a Miami Beach condo. Aside from the suitable place, the market is a fast growing place where more and more people are into selling and buying property at Miami. Investing cant is easy if you have the idea and knowledge on how this business works. Most of the people who are investing a property do study first before investing. Investing includes money, .. (Condominiums)

Invest a Condo For Personal Or Business Purposes

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 Eliza Maledevic (August 18, 2008)  Investors and business persons who may be looking for something to invest in in the state of Florida may be interested to purchase a Miami condo unit for personal, family or business purposes. One advantage of this is that the places where you can purchase a Miami condo are definitely some of the coziest. This is actually the best time to invest in a Miami condo. More than three years .. (Condominiums)

Condominiums - The Size Issue

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 Sarah Reece (August 18, 2008)  There are many differences between a condominium and a house that aren't just limited to size.  Overall maintenance and cost are other factors to think about when choosing a condominium over a house.  Here are a few more facts about condominiums regarding size compared to that of a traditional home. Neighbor proximity is substantially closer when you live in a condominium complex. .. (Condominiums)

Maintenance Fees Don't Make Condominiums Maintenance Free

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 Kay Senay (August 15, 2008)  "My husband and I retired and we want to buy a condominium in Arizona. We've never lived in a condo before, but we keep hearing that if you live in a condominium, you do not have to do anything. It is a maintenance free, carefree lifestyle. Is this really true?" There comes a time in life when you get tired of shoveling snow and weeding the shrub beds. Even though you are still active .. (Condominiums)

Considerations Before Buying a Condo

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 Sarah Reece (August 15, 2008)  When preparing to buy a condo, there many things to consider. Many of these considerations coincide with the requirements of a traditional home, but some aspects are different. Here are three highlights of things to look out for when choosing a condo in Norfolk or Virginia Beach. Location, location, location. This is true with all real estate and living area decision making. Proximity . (Condominiums)

Phoenix Condo and Loft Owners Avoid the Hassles of Home Maintenance and Long City Commutes

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 Karen Bellas (August 14, 2008)  The newest trend to hit the real estate market in the Valley of the Sun is the move to dwell in urban lofts. Whereas lofts have been a common for years in the eastern region of the country, the first loft development to be established in Phoenix came only recently in 2000. Ever since then, the popularity of this sort of lifestyle has soared to the levels of the Phoenix high-rises. If .. (Condominiums)

Florida Gulf Front Condo

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 Marilee McCormack (August 11, 2008)  If you have been searching for the perfect destination for your next getaway, then you may consider a condo on the Florida Gulf coast. On Sanibel Island in Florida you can find many condominium rentals that are situated right on the gulf, giving you a clear view of the beautiful clear and sandy beaches, the wonderful wildlife in the area and just a few steps to the beach where you can .. (Condominiums)

Condo Communities in Jackson Hole

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 Caroline Kelm (August 11, 2008)  With gas prices staying high, for many, the desire to live in-town and in close proximity to the necessities, grows larger every day. The Town of Jackson is home to many condo communities that have been in the valley for quite some time and others that are brand new to the area. For buyers in the real estate market, the ability to walk or ride a bike most anywhere has great appeal. .. (Condominiums)

5 Rules For Solving Pet Problems in Your Homeowners Association - A Guide For HOA Board Members

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 Matt Humphrey (August 08, 2008)  The Joneses have a very friendly golden retriever named Sparky. But they let him off leash in the common areas of your homeowner association and the mutt bounds up to neighbors and jumps on them to say hello. The neighbors like the Joneses and Sparky, but they've asked you to remind them that they must follow the HOA's rules and leash their dog. Or maybe you're in a condo association .. (Condominiums)

Sanibel Island Condos

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 Marilee McCormack (August 04, 2008)  Being able to look out of a window and see the magnificent beaches of Florida is a luxury that is often longed for. Although many people do not realize, there are resorts in the “Sunshine State" along a small island located on the Gulf coast. This point of paradise, or Sanibel Island, is an area for tourists or local residents to forget their worries and regain their inner peace. .. (Condominiums)

Norfolk Luxury Waterfront Condos A Great Idea For the Fisherman Or Boater

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 Sarah Reece (July 30, 2008)  Luxury waterfront condominiums in Norfolk are a great benefit for any condominium owner looking for additional bonuses for his or her living space. Most luxury condominiums come with amenities such as additional security, high ceiling, generous floor plans and more. One of the greatest perks of living in a luxury waterfront condo in Norfolk is the access for boating and fishing .. (Condominiums)

Norfolk Condominiums Why Newer is Better For Your Investment

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 Sarah Reece (July 30, 2008)  Many people in Norfolk are downgrading from their full sized homes to condominiums. Whether it is because of retirement, children moving out, or for financial reasons, many people are going the condominium route and starting the search for a condominium in Norfolk. Why there are plenty of older condominium developments in Norfolk that will please any new condominium owner in regard to .. (Condominiums)

Whats in Your Reserve Wallet? The Key to Condominium Value

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 Robert J. Burns (July 30, 2008)  Willie Sutton was a cult hero bank robber of the 1940's. He made use of ingenious disguises during his abrupt withdrawals. Those were the days when grand larceny took place in a bank lobby rather than the corporate boardroom. When a reporter asked him why he robbed banks Sutton is said to have replied, “Because that's where the money is. " Willie might readily agree that the .. (Condominiums)

Norfolk Luxury Condominiums What Youre Getting

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 Sarah Reece (July 29, 2008)  Many new Norfolk condominium owners are choosing luxury over more modestly prices Norfolk condominiums.  The question is whether or not these luxury Norfolk condominiums really out do the competition.  Here are some of the amenities specific to luxury condominium owners that regular Norfolk condominium owners may not be able to indulge in. Security One of the best features of a .. (Condominiums)




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