How to buy a home  

THE HOME BUYING PROCESS

Looking for a home? Where should you begin? Home buying can be an over whelming task. Think about any changes in your life during the foreseeable future. Will there be changes in your family size or with your vocation? What are your requirements for the home?

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Why use a Real Estate buyer agent?

In short, the reason is to get you a better deal than you would have gotten without one. It's really as simple as that! This means money, but it also means having the services of an expert who can find you the home you want, come to agreement with the home seller at terms favorable to you, and see that the home sale actually closes.

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ESSENTIALS

  • The Advantages of Buying a Home
  • The Benefits Of Condo Living
  • Frist Time Homebuyer - Steps to Purchase a Hom
  • Condominium Living - Is it Right for You?
  • How to buy a home  
  • Is A Townhouse For You?  
  • The Benefits Of Condo Living

    by Robert Thatcher


    Condos offer you an alternative lifestyle for many individuals especially those who prefer to be independent and have their own place to call home that is affordable and at the same time more convenient that buying a conventional home. This type of living quarters appeals mostly to single young professionals as well as small families. Condo living offers a different type of lifestyle and living conditions for people. It is cheaper than having your own property and build your own home from the ground up. Condo units also offer a host of amenities like guarded parking space, 24 hour security, swimming pool, clubhouse etc. that you won't enjoy unless you own a condo unit of your own.

    There are many types of condominiums available out there. Each type can satisfy the different needs of different individuals. There is what is known as a condominium apartment and there are those also known as condominium townhouses which might have slight differences with each other save for their structure type and ownership regulations. There is also another type known as freehold townhouses that you might want to check out. Whatever type you might prefer, you must bear in mind that condo living will be a lot more different than the traditional home environment that you might be accustomed to.

    Condo living is so much different from owning or renting a single dwelling home or apartment. This is because of the dual nature that comes with every condo unit ownership. Condominium owners hold ownership over their respective units but each one sharing responsibility over the operating costs and maintenance of the shared elements in the property such as lobbies, passageways, elevators etc. that are essential parts of a condominium complex. By choosing to live in a condominium, you are choosing to live within a community of other condo unit owners who become your instant neighbors. Each condominium complex is a community in itself and each owner accepts and follows the standard rules and regulations unique to condo living.

    If you think that condo living might be difficult, wait until you see the advantages that come with choosing to live in your own condo unit. First of all, a condo unit is less expensive than owning a single detached dwelling which may take you years to save for before owning it. If you want to have your own place to live in immediately, then owning a condo unit might be the best option for you to take. With living in your own condo unit, you might also be able to enjoy the amenities and shared facilities like the pool, clubhouse, and weight room that are usually part of most condominium complexes. In a condominium complex, you also become part of a unique community where you are an integral part in the whole decision making process.

    But then again, there are also some things that you should also know about condo living. Depending on each condo complex, there might be some restrictions being followed such as on owning pets, or having outdoor barbecues. Each condo unit owners are also requested to follow some rules of conduct on common areas such as passageways and lobbies. In a sense, a condo unit owner might not be as free in his own "home" because he also has to respect the rights of his "neighbors" living just a wall apart. That is the challenge that condo living carries with it. It will depend on the person if he will be able to come to grips with it.

    About the Author

    Robert Thatcher is a freelance publisher based in Cupertino, California. He publishes articles and reports in various ezines and provides condo resources on www.your-condo.info.

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