Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Option #2

Suivant, next.

Pros:
Asking price is $10K over budget
Corner unit
French doors between between dining room
Elevator (I would need it as unit is 3 floors from street level, which happens to be the basement)
Washing machine
Balcony
Windows in each room
Ceiling fans in each room
Fantastic cupboard space
Nice tiles on kitchen and bathroom floors
Locker in basement
25% downpayment
Lower condo fees
Well maintained building
Hardwood floors
Close to bus but can't hear it
New windows
Don't have to paint (but may want to, all in white now)
Crown molding throughout

Cons:
No view (in fact view is the rocks and dirt of Mont-Royal)
No dishwasher
No dryer
Small old stove
No vent in kitchen
Bathtub is old-style clawfoot and although I could soak to my heart's content, I hate that the shower curtain flies all over the place when you take a shower

Possible projects:
Get portable dishwasher
Replace bathtub
Open up kitchen to living room
Add a second balcony

My main concern about this place is the fact that there is no view. Although it would be super quiet and you all know how I love the quiet, it may be a disadvantage if/when I decide to sell. Any work that I may want to do has basically been done. It's a beautiful condo in a very well maintained building, I could move in tomorrow. I was practically drooling when I visited.

2 comments:

Why said...

You obviously seem more fond of this place. Go see it again. See if you still drool. I'd say the lack of view is a minor point. If you like the place enough to buy it, I'm sure other people would as well.

Sue Titcombe said...

I think I lean more towards this place too. I would be really concerned about possibly escalating condo fees in a building that doesn't seem to be well managed.