For a person who is in the market for a new home, condos can be the perfect fit.
They’re low-maintenance, affordable options, that can offer the style, size, and lifestyle many people look for.
But before setting out to explore the array of possibilities, it’s useful to create a profile for that ideal condo.
Setting clear objectives in advance will help the potential purchaser answer questions from the sales team of the condo development they’re looking at with confidence.
This will let the sales representative understand the buyer’s needs and provide better assistance when speaking about possible fits within their inventory or pre-sale options.
The following are important factors to consider when defining the type of condo to target:

How much do I want to spend?
This answer should always include a phone call to one’s advisor at a bank or other lending provider. Getting pre-approved for a mortgage is a substantial time-saver.
By doing this, the buyer can commit their efforts to only evaluating the floor plans that they can afford.
Having that information handy will also help sales representative provide more relevant recommendations.
At the Mark 101 in Sage Hill by Shane Multi-Family, prices start in the mid-$100,000s.

When do I want to move?
The answer to this question may set the conversation in one of two directions: pre-sale or quick-possession.
If the answer is, for example, “not for another year,” pre-sale is likely the best route.
This allows the buyer to purchase in a building that is either under construction or has yet to break ground.
Depending on the stage of construction, the buyer may still be able to make their interior selections.
Some people who need to sell their home find this option beneficial because they can take their time finding the best price for their sale.
Presale buyers can use methods such as show suites and spec homes of the same or similar floor plans to determine if what they’re considering feels right.
People who want a place, for example, by the end of the month will look at quick possession options. This will give them the chance to explore the condo prior to purchase.

What size and how many bedrooms?
Condos are typically available in one or two bedrooms. In most cases, they range from about 500 to 1,200 square feet.
The bedroom count can be connected to the number of people living in the condo.
However, a single person or couple may want the extra bedroom as a guest room or to rent to a tenant.
When it comes to square footage, think about lifestyle. Is this for a social butterfly who needs the room to entertain, or one where low-maintenance, simple living tops the priority list?
It’s also important to think about the space they’re living in now and how much they’re using versus wasting.

What’s my storey?
Wood-frame condo buildings are four storeys tall. While the level one lives on may seem like a secondary consideration at the time of purchase, it’s a valuable practice to consider life on any of the four floors. For each storey, assess the potential benefits and drawbacks based on your preferences.
Do sweeping sight lines while drinking a morning cup of coffee matter?  Or is the convenience of being able to enter and exit the building quickly the more valuable asset?