So you’re planning to buy an apartment and not too sure about the things you should keep in mind? Here are a few aspects that you should consider before moving into your new home.
As any real estate agent will tell you, be it apartments in Colombo, California or Canada, location is key. You should look to see how the location benefits you including access to transport services, schools and hospitals as well as venues for rest and recreation.
Making the checklist
There are loads of ‘essential’ things that you will need to consider so ideally make a checklist. This could be in terms of utilities, if pets are allowed, parking space and whether the apartment comes furnished or not. Some apartments such as those of One Galle Face come with access to shopping and dining options too which are worth considering.
Going on the hunt
There are many sources when it comes to apartment hunting; you can, of course, go online or you can enlist the services of an agent. You could even just go walking around the desired neighbourhood and see if an apartment has been put up for sale or rent!
Read the fine print
Once you have found your dream apartment, ensure you carefully read the required paperwork and the terms and conditions. Ensure you are familiar with the terms of the lease or ownership title as well as the rules pertaining to residents.
Fritzjames Stephen is a travel writer, who writes content based on the myriad of experiences and indulgences that the world has to offer travellers across all walks of life. Google+