Contrary to popular belief, purchasing a condominium unit can be a challenging task. To find the ideal condo, it is essential that you consider particular points. Not only do you need to find a real estate agent that provides you with relevant information, but you also need to look at suitable property features. This article will provide information on the different property features to consider when buying the dunes naples for sale.
1. Social Opportunities
Believe it or not, social opportunities are an important feature to condo developments. When purchasing luxury condos for sale, you will own the interior of your unit exclusively with all the exterior areas being part of communal living. This means that you will live in an environment where residents frequently interact outside of your condo unit. This can be beneficial if you like interacting with people, but detrimental if you prefer being on your own.
Most developments offer certain amenities that promote social interaction in communal areas, such as a shared living space or recreational room. Upper-end condominium developments also provide gyms or spas where you can work out and potentially meet new people. It is also possible for the development to offer regularly scheduled events to help increase communal living, such as book clubs or potluck suppers. These events can be available onsite or involve traveling to nearby attractions. Many old age condos provide social activities to keep the residents occupied, and this needs to be taken into account.
2. The Condo Appliances
The majority of newer developments will offer upgraded and modern appliances, such as refrigerators, stainless steel ranges, and microwaves; whereas, older developments have the standard appliances from yesteryear. It is possible that the old developments have upgraded to modern appliances, but this is not always the case, and you should check the situation before buying a unit. In some cases, particularly the smaller condos, the units do not have an individual washing machine, and you may need to utilize a communal laundry or a public laundromat. This may not seem that important, but the availability of appliances in a condo can make the difference between convenient and inconvenient.
3. Storage Space
It is common for condo unit owners do not have ample storage space in their home; therefore, many will need to give away items and adopt a minimalist lifestyle. If “stuff” is essential to you, it is recommended that you find a unit containing adequate storage space because you will not have any access to tool sheds, basements, attics or garages. The Dunes condos will often have bedroom closets that can be used for additional storage or entry closets, dining room cabinets, and potentially bathroom or linen drawers. Unfortunately, if you are looking for a condo unit with more storage space, you will need to pay a higher price. If you have things and aren’t willing to buy a larger condo, then it may be necessary to hire a self-storage container.
4. The Unit Upgrades
While people may consider all units in a condominium development to be identical, many of the units in development have different floor plans and packages. Aside from the number of bedrooms and bathrooms, there are unit upgrades that make the condos differ from one another, and this is important to certain buyers. Upgrades will often increase the price of a condo, but they can be worthwhile. The most common upgrades include kitchen appliances and cabinets, flooring upgrades (tiles or hardwood), bathroom facilities upgrades, new light fixtures, additional storage space, interior finish elements, and upgraded window treatments (solar shades or wooden blinds). It is important to consider these features and whether they appeal to you, plus the chance of fitting in with your budget.
5. The Size
Size or square footage is an essential factor to take into account when choosing the condominium unit to purchase. If you are interested in purchasing the unit as a home, any additional bedrooms or other rooms would be essential as they can act as guest rooms. Of course, the size of the rooms needs to be considered because a small room with little square footage will not act as a guest room. One method of discovering the size of a unit is by reviewing the floor plans. You can ask the property manager for floor plans when viewing the condominium.
As can be seen, many important features need to be taken into consideration ranging from the unit’s size to the appliance upgrades. Using the information above, you can determine if The Dunes condo is suitable for you.