Choosing A Central Phoenix Condo

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Choosing A Central Phoenix Condo

downtown phoenixLooking for a new home, regardless of whether it’s a new apartment, house or condominium, can be very exciting and extremely frustrating at the same time. Going through the process of investing in, purchasing or leasing real estate can be intimidating for many people, but this is why being prepared and hiring a professional realtor can help make the process easy, and dare we say, pleasant. When choosing a Central Phoenix condo, there are many questions you need to ask yourself. It’s always helpful to make a list of your desires and needs and to prioritize what is more important for you to have in your future home. Central Phoenix Realtor Roberta Candelaria is a pro when it comes to condos in Central Phoenix. She is literally known as “The Condo Lady.” Roberta focuses on condominiums in Central and Downtown Phoenix and she is your go-to realtor if you’re looking for an investment property or a primary residence. So what exactly makes a condominium a condominium? The main distinguishing factors of a condo is that they are usually one story and don’t have an attached garage or large patio. You may have a balcony, but in a condominium you won’t have a large backyard or patio. When you own a condominium, you own everything inside the walls. Here’s a quick guide to help you figure out what to look for when choosing a Central Phoenix condo.


  • How Much Room Do You Need?

This is something that you should probably ask yourself regardless of the type of real estate you’re looking into. Define your needs and how many bedrooms and bathrooms you need. Do you want an extra room as an office? Do you often have visitors from out of town who need to crash in a guest room? Do you need practice space for your up and coming rock and roll group? Whatever your needs may be, make sure you have enough room. Remember, condominiums don’t usually come with much yard space, so be aware that any outdoor activities will be limited. You can also choose to live in a high-rise condo or a regular one story. Central Phoenix has plenty of options for both!


  • Do You Have Pets?

Make sure that the building development where your condo is located is pet friendly if you own dogs or cats. Most of these developments should be, but it’s always better to be safe than sorry. You don’t want to leave your best friend behind when moving into your new home!


  • What Amenities Are You Looking For?

A major draw to Central Phoenix condos is that they usually offer access to luxury amenities that you may not be able to afford if you were buying a home. For example, many developments have community pools and fitness centers. If you are looking for a condo in a hotel or a high rise, some of them even offer concierge and room service as well as other hotel-type amenities.


  • Educate Yourself About The Condo Association


You’ve heard about homeowner’s associations right? Well condo associations are basically the same thing. They run the development and make sure everything is kept tidy and all the rules are followed. Homeowner and condo associations can become very political, so if you’re not a fan of following rules and paying fees then maybe a condominium is not the best choice of home for you. However, if you like the fact that there is a group of people who are looking out for the best interests of the development and are making sure that all the amenities are in working order and that all the rules are followed, then you have nothing to worry about. Make sure you know what the fees are, what they pay for and that you can afford them. Also get a copy of the rules and regulations and make sure that you are prepared to abide by them.


  • When Searching for A Central Phoenix Condo Utilize All Resources Available To You

When you are making a decision about where to live and choosing your future Central Phoenix condo, you want to make sure that you thoroughly do your research. Phoenix Urban Spaces gives you access to multiple resources such as the local MLS (multiple listing service) so you can browse all the available condos that are currently on the market. You can search by a specific area, number of bedrooms and bathrooms, price range and more.


Buying or leasing a condo is an important milestone and an equally exciting and frustrating experience. It’s always good to be prepared when making big decisions and Roberta Candelaria and her team at Phoenix Urban Spaces are prepared to assist you in every way possible. Check out Roberta’s current condominium listings in Central Phoenix and contact her if you have any questions!