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Considerations Before Buying a Condo


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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 to work, church, stores, schools, interstate expressways, and other key points of interest is important to think about. Do you want to be close to the hot spots or beach in Virginia Beach? Or would you prefer to live in Historic Ghent and within close proximity to McArthur Center or the Chrysler Museum? Do you enjoy weekend Tides games during baseball season, or love to walk in Towne Point Park? Both Norfolk and Virginia Beach have their share of places to enjoy by living in the city such as night clubs, restaurants, and more.

Size matters.

Another similar key detail when purchasing homes and condos is space. Does the condo meet your room requirements? Is it the right size for you and your family or roommates? Depending on the amount of people you anticipate living in the condo, you must think about bathrooms, rooms, and overall size and space. Are you planning on renting your condo out during the Virginia Beach tourist season? Considering the size of your condo for guests can also factor in to your overall size choice. You must take into consideration these points, as a condo too small or large can be a real headache. Most condos in Norfolk and Virginia Beach accommodate multiple roommates.

Crime rates.

In terms of location, another important aspect to consider is the crime rate in the area. While it is true that you may get a better price on a home in a higher crime area, you will be putting the livelihood of your family at risk. Both Norfolk and Virginia Beach have several nice neighborhoods, but there are also some neighborhoods where overall safety can be questioned. Cost-effectiveness may not coincide with overall safety, so choose wisely. Think about how much the well-being of your family is worth to you before you jump for the price cut.

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