I’m hoping to move sometime in the next few months or so. More than likely, it will be by myself into an apartment or condo. Because I’m kinda looking for a new job I’m leaning towards the apartment right now, but if I either decide to stay more long term at my current job or find a new one I think I’ll be at long term, I may lean towards the condo instead.
If I do decide to go the condo route, I have only a vague idea about how you’d go about buying one, and no experience in home buying. The only reasearch I’ve done so far is looking at places online just a bit, and a little calculating of what I can afford.
To be honest, if I did decide to shop for a condo, I would be very flexible regarding what I want, and getting a good deal would be my main goal. As long as it isn’t in a high crime area, and isn’t completely falling apart, I’d be considering a wide range of units, with getting good value being my main criteria.
When I’m looking at condos online or in the paper or whatever, does the price they are listed at reflect what they will actually sell for? Are these prices negotiable like buying a car for example? In some cases I see several units listed in the same complex, would this suggest I could maybe negotiate a better price? Any rule of thumb for calculating what a condo would actually sell for?