What NOT to look for during your condo buying search

Before looking around for Minneapolis Condos there are a number of things to keep in mind. Don’t lose sight of the fundamentals of a great condo simply because there are a few minor items that could use some attention in the short term. The most common items buyers get hung up on are the cosmetic issues within a condo–its these items that can usually be quickly and inexpensively resolved.

With that said, here is a list of things that you shouldn’t concentrate on during your home search:

  • Paint colors – One of the hardest things for condo buyers to look past is the color of the walls. Unlike a house, a condo is smaller and so paint becomes a bigger item that can literally transform a room. So, although a condo may have bright red walls that are far from your preferred color palette, they shouldn’t be a deal breaker.
  • Furniture – Once again, a furnished condo may be hard to look past, but remember that the furniture in the condo won’t be there when you purchase it! Look past the furniture and instead concentrate on the room’s sizes and it features.
  • Lighting – Lighting is one of the most inexpensive upgrades you can make to a condo, so don’t let a few tacky light fixtures make or break a deal. In other words, it is important to look beyond the 80s style chandelier in the dining room and instead focus on the fixture you would like to see in the space.
  • Personal effects- Often times, it is hard for buyers to overlook the personal effects in a condo. Everything from family photographs to diplomas and collections of knick knacks can often distract buyers from the home itself, so it is important to make sure your thought don’t drift to the baby pictures on the wall while looking at a condo! Remember: it’s all about the “bones” of a condo not the details that have little to do with you or the condo in the long run.

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