Owning a home has long been considered the quintessential American dream: a two-story home with a white picket fence and 2.5 children--give or take a mini-van and Golden Retriever. But with that home and yard come lots of maintenance, repairs and renovations.
Today, many people are opting out of the traditional idea of homeownership and signing up for the new, 21st century version—Homeownership 2.0 … better known as Maintenance-Free Living.
Buying a condo has become an increasingly popular choice for home shoppers, thanks to a combination of price, convenience, and location. If you're looking to downsize from a single-family home, or are planning to make the switch from renting to owning, checking out a few condos in your preferred locations is more than worth your time. Shopping for a condo is similar to buying a house, but there are also a few important differences. Asking the right questions is the key to figuring out which condo is the best fit for you.
Our REALTORS® at Old Dominion Realty have the experience, and we've put together five must-ask questions when buying a condo.