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What To Look For In A Condo

Purchasing a condominium unit can be a great first move because it can give you a foray into homeownership without worrying about the high-maintenance upkeep that comes with single-family homes. In addition, condo living does come with fewer responsibilities than living in a normal house. 


Before buying a unit, though, what are the things that you should consider and look for in a condominium unit? The things that you should consider and look for in a condominium are its location and amenities, mainly. The other elements of a condominium unit that you should consider also include the following:



The location is the most important consideration for a prospective condominium unit. Does it have a good view? Does it also have a good view from afar? Are there also the latest developments planned that could help increase the property’s value? 


Location, moreover, is crucial for a condominium unit because it will affect the safety and security of your unit. For example, suppose the neighborhood where the condo is located has high crime rates or is prone to natural disasters. In that case, you should look for another prospect because it means that the area is not secure. You and your family members may have a higher chance of getting into emergencies should you get your condominium unit there.



Secondly, you should consider what amenities your prospective condominium units offer. Amenities are features that a condominium usually has. They are also the “extras” that help make condominium living easier. For example, some amenities are the standard swimming pools, gyms, and parking. 


Living a more physically active and healthy lifestyle with these amenities will be easier for you. However, with more amenities, you will get more fees. So you should remember that as well. 


Condominium Rules

With home ownership, you have more freedom to do things. In contrast, condominium rules are more strict. Some restrictions come with condominium ownership. Some of the most common restrictions include pet ownership and noise level. 


However, some condominium units may also be more lenient concerning pets. Moreover, you might only be permitted to renovate with permission, so before making any major decisions and unit changes, know these rules beforehand.



Lastly, fees are the last crucial thing you should consider when getting your prospective condominium unit. 


You might have found a condo selling for a low price. Still, however, aside from the actual cost of the unit, there will also be other expenses, such as move-in fees, bank fees, lawyer fees, property taxes, levies, monthly utility fees, association dues, closing costs, insurance, mortgage, realty tax, parking fee, unit maintenance, and repair, etc. Therefore, you must calculate the total sum of all these costs to gauge if you can truly afford this condominium unit. 


Wrapping Up

Condominium units are wonderful to get, especially when you’re young, lead an active lifestyle – and have fewer responsibilities. However, although they may be cheaper than house units, condominiums have quite the fees, and there are plenty of things you should check before you can fully invest in them. 


Tulip Garden Southwoods is a five-mid-rise residential condominium project within Southwoods City in Carmona, Cavite, and Biñan, Laguna. It also happens to be one of Megaworld’s new premiere condominium projects. Moreover, it’s only twenty (20) minutes from Makati Central Business District and Fort Bonifacio, nearby Alabang Business District. In addition, the scenic green beauty of the Southwoods golf course located in the boundaries of Carmona Cavite and Biñan, Laguna surrounds it, making for a refreshing condo lifestyle near nature. 

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