Purchasing a luxury condo is the dream of many - especially with a water view. Ditching the yard work, commute and upkeep of a larger suburban home for a sleek simplified urban experience is appealing to a wide range of Buyers. Downtown San Diego offers several options in the luxury condo experience.After the "Wow factor" of the view, location and magazine lay out sex appeal sink in, it is time to give the condo a test drive before purchasing it. Here are a few of the unique tips I offer our 92101 clients:1. Park your car in the space(s) assigned to the condo. Don't just look at the spaces. Actually drive and park. Some luxury buildings are 100% valet. Some parking spaces are not assigned. Some spaces are smaller than they appear. Some spots are difficult to maneuver into.2. Drive up to the building as a guest and ask to park there. What is the policy? How are you treated?3. Drop off a package personally at the building. How does the security/concierge handle the parcel?4. Try to walk in after someone and get onto the elevator. Was that easy or challenging?5. Go to the mailroom. Is there a bulletin board there that looks like it from an old A&P? Is there a professional look to the room?6. If there is a rest room in the lobby. Visit it and use it. Was it clean? Did the plumbing work without any surprises?7. Ask people you see in the complex their opinion of living at the building.8. Attend an HOA meeting for the building.9. Ask to attend a building social event such as a movie night, pool party, etc.10. Visit the complex during a major event such as Comic Con or a Padres' game. How was that experience?Look beyond the skin of the onion. Peel it back and ride it before you accept the keys.
About Colleen K. Cotter - mySanDiegoAgent Realty Group
The mySanDiegoAgent Realty Group provides professional real estate consultation in the areas of residential, income properties, luxury rentals, short sales, first time home Buyers, real estate for senior citizens, real estate issues related to divorce, military and corporate relocation. We are experts in downtown San Diego and coastal properties especially Coronado, Encinitas and Point Loma, downtown lofts and condos, urban planning and sports team seasonal placements.
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