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What You Must Look For Before Purchasing A Condominium

May 22, 2008
In today's real estate market, many people are choosing to purchase a home instead of renting and paying someone else's mortgage. It is undoubtedly one of the most wonderful experiences in your life.

Many people who are hesitant to purchase a home because they are afraid of the work that is entailed. Instead they are turning toward purchasing a condo because the work that it not involved.

First of all, when you purchase a condo, you do not have to shell out any expense for upkeep. Everything is covered in the association fees. You may feel that the fees are high, however when you stop and think of what it costs to replace a roof or a furnace. You will see that the fees are very reasonable.

Condos also make an excellent starter home. Many people who have purchased condos claim that they joined a close knit community and formed friendships for life. When you choose a condo as your first home, you will be required to place a down payment on the property, however it will not be nearly as much as it would be if you were to purchase a traditional home. It will also allow you to build your credit rating while you own it as long as you make your payments on time, if you do not, your credit rating will suffer for it.

A lot of people choose to purchase a condo as a real estate investment property. There are specific regions of the United States where this can be profitable. Real estate condos in West Virginia for instance, are one of the most profitable areas in the country.

There are many attractions in West Virginia and each of the tourists is willing to pay top dollar for nice accommodations. This is when Real Estate Condos in West Virginia can be your most profitable investment.

When you purchase a condo, there is no maintenance to worry about. You do not have to put the trash on the curb or shovel snow to get to your door. Everything is included in association fees so you get the benefit of having a wonderful home without the worry of upkeep or costly repairs.

Condos offer the same type of living space as a conventional home, a yard to barbeque, an off street parking space, and some even offer swimming pools and fitness centers. You cannot get that in a conventional home.

There are a lot of things that you must take into consideration before purchasing a condo. You must check out what is close to you; gas stations, shopping malls, and if it is close to work. If you have small children, you must check for parks and schools, as well.

When you are considering purchasing a condo, it is important that you understand that it is an investment property. Condos typically go up in value, especially when renovations take place. Just renovating the bathroom and kitchen can increase the value of the home by thousands of dollars.
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Peter Geisheker is the CEO of The Geisheker Group marketing company Peter develops and implements strategic marketing programs for businesses including real estate developers and West Virginia real estate
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