(Closed) Would You Buy This Condo?

posted 5 years ago in Home
  • poll: Would you buy this condo, based on the pros & cons below?
    Hell yeah! Snatch this baby up! : (3 votes)
    7 %
    Maaaaayyybe...if X, Y, or Z. : (13 votes)
    32 %
    No way jose! And here's why... : (25 votes)
    61 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    1361 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    @Jenniphyr:  I think my deal breaker for me would be the size.  DH and I went through that last year, we looked at a beautiful brand new space, but it was smaller than the teeny house we were living in before!  We just knew it wouldn’t work.  We ended up buying a townhouse slightly bigger than our old house, and I don’t know how we lived with each other before.  I love DH and I’d say we are “cozy” people as well, but I just need my space.

    Post # 4
    Member
    1096 posts
    Bumble bee

    I don’t think you should compromise. Keep looking until you find exactly what you want. If there’s a “It’s great….but” you should keep looking. FI and I just bought our first home together and we looked for almost a year but i’m so glad we didn’t settle on those “almost perfect” properties, because now we actually found the perfect home for us, no “buts”. 

    Post # 5
    Member
    28 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    These condos are really nice but I don’t think I would go for it. As others have said, you’re compromising and if you wait a little longer for the right place, you won’t have to compromise on the things you want. I don’t know if you have plans for kids, but it  doesn’t seem kid friendly to me.

    Post # 6
    Member
    1021 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I would not, mainly because it sounds like it would be difficult to re-sell (because of size, kitchen size, parking, condo fees). Not sure what your long-term plans are, but the last thing I’d want is to be stuck owning a condo that I can’t get rid of. 

    Post # 7
    Member
    1856 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    I loooovee it. It’s really similar to mine and FI’s to be honest. We have the opposite issue- ours is TOO big and we regret it. 1600 sq ft is enormous- 750 would be a dream come true. It’s in Edmonton… you won’t have an issue re-selling it.

    Post # 8
    Member
    4433 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    as soon as I saw 750 sq ft I wouldn’t BUY the condo…I would rent something that size.  Just my opinion.

    Post # 9
    Member
    2894 posts
    Sugar bee

    If you ever want to start a family or you feel you need more elbow room a few years down the road, I wouldn’t buy. I know you said the galley style kitchen isn’t your flavor and I totally hear you on that. But at 750 sq/ft the chances of you finding a place that has an open concept kitchen is pretty slim unless you go a bit larger or luck out (I know they exist). Also, I would want people to eventually be able to visit us. Guest parking was one of those things we needed at the place we bought. I would hate to have peole constantly running down to check their meters or hike from their car to the house. That being said, the place is beautiful. Seriously. Absolutely gorgeous. So I see your struggle. I don’t know what is available and what the market is like where you are but I would personally keep looking, even though it’s painful. But if this is the best of the best in your market I would consider buying if it makes you happy.

    Post # 10
    Member
    3569 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I do think you have to compromise when buying. but in this situation I think the cons outweigh the pros

    Post # 11
    Member
    1576 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I lived in a 650 sq ft house for 15 years. Creativity is the key – wall shelving and storage are essential. It didn’t bother me a bit. For many years, homes usually had less than 1000 sq ft. and people raised families in them and everything. I wouldn’t think the video surveillance thing would be a big deal unless you are in a high crime area.

    Post # 12
    Member
    299 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I looked at the website, very attractive place. 750 for 2 beds is tiny though. The galley style kitchen is boring. Parking seems like a bust too.  I would keep looking. I think you if you have to think about it this much, its not the one.

    Post # 13
    Member
    813 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    I don’t think I could compromise on the size, along with the parking issues.

    Post # 16
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    2823 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    Way too small & the parking issue would be a deal breaker for me as well. I say keep looking.

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