How to Sell Your Condo and Buy a House: NEIGHBOURS
Most people who live in downtown condos never get a chance to get to know their neighbours. You can pretty much co-exist right next to each other without ever seeing your neighbours. Living in a house on a street is quite different, and who your neighbours are is suddenly very important.
They say you can choose your friends but you canâ€™t choose your neighours. This may be true once you have already moved in, but before you buy that house, itâ€™s quite alright to find out who will be living beside you – sharing the sidewalk, possibly the backyard, or whoâ€™s one the other side of the wall if you buy a semi.
First, look around! when you are thinking about buying a house, look at the adjacent properties and those on the same block. How are they kept up? do you see any broken down cars on blocks in the yard? does it look like people generally care about their homes or are they all falling apart? The condition of the property can tell you a lot about the people who live inside.
My second expert tip is quite obvious:
-Talk to the neighbours! ask them about the neighbourhood and the street. find out how long they have been living there. find out if there are any unsavoury characters on the block!
Youâ€™ll be amazed at what people will tell you!
There are many horror stories of how bad neighbours have made home buyerâ€™s lives miserable. But I can tell you from my own experience my neighbours have been great. Every summer I get fresh tomatoes and cucumbers from my next door neighboursâ€™ vegetable garden, and every September there is a block party for the whole street in my other neighbourâ€™s back yards.
If youÂ are thinking about selling your condo and buying a house this year, I’dÂ love to help. For more informationÂ contact me.