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Avoiding a Purchasing Disaster when Buying a Toronto Condo 

By CVGiCanada Subscribe to RSS | March 3rd 2012 | Views:
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Making a big purchase like a Toronto condo is not something to take lightly. It's a big investment that not only costs a lot of money but it can take up a lot of time and energy as well. While buying a condo in Toronto can be an exciting opportunity, it is important to take serious measures to ensure that you avoid the pitfalls of condo purchasing. You can easily avoid purchasing disasters by doing research on all of your options as well as familiarizing yourself with the standard features and amenities.

If you are considering purchasing a condo that is still in the process of being built, proceed with extreme caution. Though there is a distinct appeal of being the first person to live in a brand new facility that looks fresh, modern and clean, there are many risks as well. Even if you are shown a model condo, it is very easy to put your money down and not actually receive what was shown to you. Consider that through the construction processes, changes might be made to the design as well that you may not be made aware of. Unless you can fully trust that the condo you paid for is what you will get, make sure you stay on top of every part of the process and voice your concerns about any changes that are being made.

While purchasing a condo that is already constructed eliminates that element of surprise, there are also many risks to consider as well. Like any property you purchase, make sure that there are no hidden issues with the condo. Hire an inspector to check out the unit and ensure that it is safe and in good condition. Also consider the condo company. Check the company's track record and ask people who live in the condos how they feel about the company. If you hear a lot of complaints, be wary. Ask owners if they are receiving all the amenities they were promised and how their complaints were handled, if any. Meet with the head of the condo association if possible to discuss any concerns you may have prior to making a commitment. Be as proactive as possible when learning about your potential new home. You won't regret the work you put in when you consider the amount of money you are putting down as well.

Purchasing a condo in Toronto shouldn't be an incredibly stressful experience. Though it is bound to be a little time consuming and frustrating, as all purchasing experiences can be, you should be able to enjoy viewing your potential new home. You should have the opportunity to feel excited and energized about your new move as well. However, don't let your excitement overwhelm your better judgment. Stay levelheaded, well prepared and educated on the properties you are visiting and keep a list of potential questions and concerns so that you can address them as soon as possible. Best of luck on your search!

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