You've spent a few years building up a down payment and gotten pre-approved for a mortgage. A house might be nice, but you've come to realize that a condo better suits your needs—and your budget. After all, you want to be close to work and all the interesting things going on in downtown Toronto. And buying a whole house downtown can be extremely expensive.
With any luck you already know what you want your condo to look like. You should have two lists of criteria: one list of things you absolutely need, and one of things you'd like your condo to have.
Having these lists prepared in advance will make working with your realtor easier. Nobody knows better than you what your ideal Toronto condo looks like. The more easily you can explain what you're looking for to your realtor the easier it will be for them to find suitable options.
If you really haven't decided what you want yet, here are a few things you should consider when looking for the ideal condo:
Balcony – a balcony allows you to enjoy the weather without having to go out onto the street. Some ground level condos actually have backyards, but you're far more likely to end up with a balcony. A large balcony is a great place to relax with your friends after having a long day.
Bedroom Size – a newer condo usually means smaller bedrooms. With everybody so eager to live in the city and the urge to stuff as many people as possible into a given space, condo rooms are constantly getting smaller. You should know how big you want the bedrooms of your condo to be. Even knowing a minimum size for each room can narrow the search.
Neighbourhood – odds are you probably already know that the neighbourhood you live in has a profound impact on your quality of life. But what should you look for in a neighbourhood? One great way to figure out how enjoyable life will be in a given neighbourhood is to figure out how walkable it is. Is there a grocery store within walking distance? A library? A drugstore? Is there a nice park nearby where you can relax? Living in a walkable neighbourhood makes getting exercise fun and makes you more likely to form friendships in the community. Oh, and if you have children, you'll want to make sure there's a school nearby.
No matter what you're looking for, you can find the perfect condo somewhere in Toronto. All you need to do is create your criteria lists and find the right real estate agent.
Shop A Property is the best place to come if you're looking to purchase a condo in Toronto. With over eight years of experience working in the Toronto real estate industry, we have all the necessary knowledge and connections to help you find a beautiful Toronto condo with ease.
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