Condominium ownership is a very special kind of home ownership. There are a myriad of issues affecting how much you’ll enjoy living in the unit and what you can sell it for when you are ready. Recognizing the early warning signs of trouble and researching the potential risks is an important first step in the […]
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9 Must Ask Questions 95% of Condo Buyers Don’t Know
Buying a condo requires an extra measure of due diligence. Far more complex than buying a single family home, buying a condo means you are buying two entities: (1) the unit you’re going to live in and (2) membership in the mandatory Homeowner’s Association (HOA). The faster you can identify potential deal killers with the […]
The Biggest Complaint Among Austin Condo Owners
Intrusive noise is the biggest complaint among Austin condo owners. Occasionally, noise disturbance is inherent to the complex’s location in the city. Condos located next to a busy freeway or highly traveled intersection can expect more than moderate levels of noise penetration, especially in older buildings that are not as soundproof as newer construction. But, […]
March 2017 Austin Condo Price Report
Eleven Oaks Realty is proud to present their March 2017 Austin Condo Price Report measuring activity in the Austin condo market. The March 2017 Austin Condo Price Report covers all condominiums and townhomes in the City of Austin. Number of Austin Condos Sold Up 22% In March 2017, 258 condos sold in Austin compared to […]
30 Questions to Ask Before Buying an Austin Condo
Buying condos are a bit different than buying single family homes. With a condo, you own the walls in and the HOA owns and governs the structure and common grounds. Not understanding the rules, responsibilities and health of the condo’s HOA is the #1 reason people decide to sell their condos. We’ve found if condo […]
How to Evaluate Which Condo is Right for You
Finding the perfect condominium is an unrealistic expectation, but finding the right condominium for you is realistic when you pay attention to the details. The key question to ask yourself before buying a condo is: “How much will I enjoy living in this unit?” How to Evaluate Which Condo is Right for You? The Downtown […]
Think Condo Owners Don’t Need Insurance? Think Again!
One of the benefits to buying a condo is you won’t have to worry about some of the major things homeowners do. You pay your HOA dues every month and exterior maintenance and insurance is taken care of. But, what many condo owners don’t realize is the insurance the HOA carries does not cover some […]
Insurance Coverage Your Condo HOA Should Have & Why You Should Care
One of a Homeowner Association’s (HOA’s) or Condominium Association’s most commonly overlooked and poorly monitored responsibility is the matter of insurance coverage. If disaster strikes, it can be a very costly oversight for each and every unit owner, as well as members of HOA Board of Directors individually. Here is the insurance coverage your condo […]
Why Do Condos Need FHA Approval
Recent changes in FHA policy require that a homeowner’s association (HOA) or development must have FHA approval and appear on HUD’s approved roster in order for an FHA loan to be possible for an Austin condominium purchase or refinance. Why Should I Care? I’m Not Buying an Austin Condo This is important because now more […]
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