What to Look Out for when Purchasing a Vacation Condo

What-to-Look-Out-for-when-Purchasing-a-Vacation-CondoA vacation condo is a luxury that’s best used seasonally and in locations that benefit generally from both good weather and a beautiful view. However, there are some budgeting strategies that you should implement prior to purchasing the condo. Things like location, the age of the unit, and your financial strength all have an impact on how enjoyable your condo will actually be.

Financial Strength

First and foremost, your finances are the most important factor that you’re going to have to keep a watchful eye over – it’s what’s going to get you the condo after all. It’s important that you fully research the property that you’re interested in. This means taking in consideration all of the fees and monthly payments that you’re going to make as well as a solid reserve fund to ensure that you’ll be able to afford repairs, if any.


Depending on the location that you’re interested in, you’re going to see a wide range of prices. This falls back on how much you’re willing to put down towards your condo. It’s important to perform your research and look at different properties to compare both prices and the condo itself.

“Hidden” Costs

If you’ve narrowed down your choices, you’re now going to want to take a look at the building’s infrastructure and state that it’s currently in. As a building begins to age, there are several key parts of the structure that deteriorates with it as well. Keep in mind that these pieces are going to cost you a significant amount of money for repairs.

Bio: Kuba Jewgieniew is the CEO of Realty ONE Group, a full-service real estate brokerage firm with nearly 6,000 associates, headquartered in Irvine, California.