When you shop for a condo instead of a single-family home, you will not have to worry about maintaining the exterior features when you move in. But you may have other things that you want to protect from damage as a condo owner, which means you will want to pay attention to various features while you go shopping to end up making the right real estate purchase for your needs.
Adding curtains, blinds, or shutters to windows is something that you can handle on your own, but you may be interested in buying a condo with window treatments that are going to stay. By getting wood blinds that are fitted for the windows, you do not have to worry about excessive exposure to direct sunlight that can cause damage over time to your furniture and flooring.
Finding a condo with permanent window treatments will give you confidence to move everything in as soon as you get the keys and not worry about any fading from sun exposure.
While not all condos will have an outdoor space, you may be determined to get a patio with yours. Prioritizing units with a covered patio is ideal because you will have a much easier time protecting all your belongings when you do not have to worry about constant sunlight exposure.
In some cases, a covered patio may even provide enough protection to prevent your items from sustaining any extra wear and tear due to weather conditions. A covered patio combined with a solid wall or fence and a screen will prevent most rain from getting into the outdoor space. As long as you do not have furniture set up along the edge, you can avoid all rain exposure.
A single-family home gives you an opportunity to park your car in a garage attached to your home. While many condos do not have a garage, you will find some units with a detached garage where you can park your vehicle to maximize its protection while you are at home. Getting this feature will minimize the chance of vandalism, theft, or weather damage to your vehicle.
If you intend on owning two vehicles, you will want to prioritize a two-car garage, which may require a little more patience to find while looking around at condos for sale.
Prioritizing these features will give you confidence that you can protect your home and belongings when you move into the condo that you purchase.