When you moved into your first rental, our sister site MyFirstApartment.com helped make it happen. We had advice on how to deal with bad landlords and deadbeat roommates. We showed you how to furnish your new place on a shoestring and how to manage your budget so that the rent got paid. Now that you’re an old pro in the rental game, we’ll have your back again as you start on your next real estate adventure: buying your first condo or co-op.
myfirstcondo.com gives practical advice about the process of making that first big dollar housing purchase: your own condo or co-op. (Yes, the site is called My First Condo, but we’ll also cover co-ops – and explain the difference between the two.) We’ll talk about indicators that you’re ready to buy…or not yet ready to buy. We’ll describe how a mortgage works and how to pick one that’s best for you. We’ll show you how to check out the building and unit you’re considering – and how to make an offer after you’ve found your dream condo or co-op. Finally, we’ll explain the closing process and what to do after you have the keys in hand.
So let us help as you transition from renter to proud owner – and let us know in the comments below what you’d like us to cover.
P.S. We are looking to add to our team of bloggers. If you’re just starting the hunt for your first condo or co-op, and would like to take us along for the ride, please drop a line to Editor@myfirstcondo.net.