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Condo Lifestyle: The importance of questions

For the next couple of weeks I want to discuss the condo lifestyle and how it pertains to what type of condo to purchase and why.  Often condominium buyers are looking to downsize and/or simplify life.  However, in the process of looking for the perfect condo, buyers get hung up on specific items from the ‘previous life’.  While I’m not necessarily encouraging the purge of “Grandma’s China” and “my Uncle’s tool collection”, a condo buyer has to be willing to look past items from life and look at the lifestyle they hope to lead in a condo.  Lifestyle is going to be more important than the items brought in.  The needs and wants must be questioned.  Is the china and tools more important than price?  What am I willing to give up to save on utility costs?  Do I really need space for my family’s visits?  There are a lot of questions to be asked when deciding what to buy and why in order to gain the pure living of the condo lifestyle.

While the condos at Sierrafield are spacious enough to not feel like ‘downsizing’ and more just ‘simplifying’, there still may need to be sacrifices made.  Not all dining areas are equipped to handle a 10 foot formal dining table and hutch.  Not all ranches will come with the ability for a second main floor bedroom.  Many times, the condo buying experience is about evaluating the needs and wants for the desired lifestyle.  This can be hard to do, but it can be costly on a monetary, timely, utility, and other fronts if it is not done.  Over the next few blog posts, I will try to break down the condo lifestyle, the choices that may need to be made, and evaluating the needs and wants for each part of the living space to help the potential condo buyer make the best decision for their desired lifestyle.

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