Condos tend to match the lifestyle of some individuals, better than detached properties. But there are many types of condos, and some are better suited for your lifestyles than others. So how exactly are you supposed to find the right condos Montreal has to offer?
First thing’s first, you need to make a list of what’s important to you, as it’s not just about the price. It’s also about whether you like to entertain, which generally requires more space. If you’re a swimmer, then a swimming pool will be great. If you like to work out, then a condo with a gym will be fantastic.
The same goes for location. You may want it near your workplace or school, or maybe you’d prefer to be close to your favorite hangouts.
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Here are some methods that can help you:
Talk to a Real Estate Agent
Where are the condominiums that reflect my lifestyle? The answer can very well come from a real estate agent, because that’s their job. They can tell you the available amenities in various condominium projects and give you a rundown on where the better condominiums are located. When you need expert advice, it’s simply sensible to talk to an actual expert.
The phrase “Google it” may seem like a cliché, but it’s a cliché because, often, it works. Ask Google where the best condominiums are, and add keywords like gyms, swimming pools, and coffee shops when you’re interested in living near those establishments. With Google research, you may find the information quickly.
Online research does require more than just Google, so try to get answers from various discussion groups, forums, and websites such as Quora.
Ask Around Your Workplace
If you work in a company, ask your coworkers where the best condos near your location are. Some may actually live in condo units themselves, and they may know about available units in their building. You can also get a rundown on the amenities and how the people who live there are like.
Ask the Work Staff in Your Favorite Hangouts
If you prefer to live near a favorite pub or coffee shop, ask the people who work there where the nearest condos are. Many of their regular patrons may be walking from their condos into the establishment, so you may have more information about the people who live there. They may introduce you to some of these patrons, so you can talk to them over drinks or cups of coffee.
The nice thing about living near a favorite coffee shop or pub is that you have a place to go to when you meet friends. Many condo units are rather tiny, so it’s better to just meet your friends in your neighboring pub or coffee shop.
Ask Friends and Family
That’s easy enough to do these days, with websites like Facebook to connect you quickly to the people you know. They may have some ideas about some condos that may suit you, since they know you and generally are aware of what your preferences are. They may also live in a condo unit themselves and tell you about how it’s like to live there.
While condos are generally safe places to live in with good security, some places are rather more dangerous late at night. So you may want to check out where the crimes are committed in Montreal if you’re planning to walk to the office when you’re on a night shift, or you like to jog late at night.
All these tips should help you find the condo unit that best suits your lifestyle. Use them, because there’s nothing more aggravating that paying dearly for a small unit and finding out that it doesn’t suit your lifestyle at all!