Posts Tagged: condo buying decision

Is It Time to Get a Bigger Place?
Is It Time to Get a Bigger Place?

Is It Time to Get a Bigger Place?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When you buy a condo, you seldom expect to stay forever. When should you upgrade? It depends. Getting a bigger place could be a great idea, or it could take more time and money than you’d bargained for. Your Situation Your Place Was Always Too Small You thought your first condo was a little tight,…
How to Succeed Buying in a Competitive Condo Market
How to Succeed Buying in a Competitive Condo Market

How to Succeed Buying in a Competitive Condo Market

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
By Dan Bergman In a competitive housing market, homes sell fast, often within a day or two. To succeed in purchasing your dream condo, you’ll need to move quickly as well. While that may sound intimidating, there are several steps you can take to make sure you move with confidence as well as speed. Get…
It’s Cheaper to Own Than Rent: Should You Buy a Condo Now?
It’s Cheaper to Own Than Rent: Should You Buy a Condo Now?

It’s Cheaper to Own Than Rent: Should You Buy a Condo Now?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
It is now better to own than to rent in ALL of the 100 largest metro areas. According to an analysis by the real estate site Trulia, it’s 38% cheaper to own (including mortgage, insurance, taxes and maintenance) than to rent. There are two key reasons for this amazing advantage: 30-year fixed mortgage rates are…
You Must Check Out This New Buy vs. Rent Calculator
You Must Check Out This New Buy vs. Rent Calculator

You Must Check Out This New Buy vs. Rent Calculator

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
New York Times has just published an excellent  buy versus rent calculator that every first time condo buyer should check out.  It is simple to use and you can easily adjust the assumptions to your specific situation. The calculator covers all key elements that should go into the purchase decision, including: Purchase price How long you…