Do you love the idea of home ownership, but you don’t want to worry about yard maintenance or a big house to clean? Whether you are looking for a starter home or you want to move downtown, a condo might be the right solution for your family. When you decide to move in the future, a condo could potentially be a great investment property to rent to others.
If you are in the market to buy a condo, it is important that you have a trusted Atlanta real estate agent who can offer advice about the best properties to meet your requirements. Here are a few features that should be necessities for your condo purchase:
Even though you are choosing a smaller home, it is essential that you have a gathering place for the family. Make sure that you choose a condo with a cooking space and a place for the family to share a meal together.
A window air conditioner won’t cut it on a hot summer day. Choose a condo with a high-quality central air system, allowing you to manage the temperature and reduce monthly utilities at the same time. Since it is a small space compared to a full home, you won’t have to spend as much in utility costs to keep the condo cool.
There might be laundromats nearby, but it can be a hassle to carry your dirty clothes to another location. Laundry hookups should be non-negotiable, allowing you the convenience to wash a load whenever it is needed. Some condos will have a dedicated laundry room, while others will have a closet or laundry hookups in one of the bathrooms.
Most condos require the payment of a monthly HOA fee to cover yard maintenance and other outside repairs. If you are going to be spending money on an HOA, then make sure that you are getting access to the services that you want to enjoy. For example, many condo complexes offer a clubhouse, workout rooms, and even a swimming pool. These features will allow you to create many fun family memories with your kids in the pool. You might also consider choosing a condo in a gated area if you want to protect the safety of your family.
It can be a hassle to get to a third-floor condo! If you have to climb a lot of stairs, then you might find it difficult to bring the groceries into the house. Another drawback to a lot of stairs is that it will be harder to rent the unit in the future because older renters won’t want to climb the stairs. So, it is better to choose a ground-floor unit or something that only requires a single flight of stairs to get to the entrance.
Are you ready to buy a condo for your family? DUFFY Realty is here to help! We are well-connected in the Atlanta area, and we will gladly help you find a property to match your needs. Contact our team for more information: (678) 318-1700