Condos for sale in La Quinta, Indian Wells, and Palm Desert are available in a wide variety of styles, sizes, locations, and floor plans, and are perfect as a primary home, a vacation home, or investment property.
Whether you’re looking for a stylish 2-bedroom condo, a spacious unit surrounded by mountain and desert views, or a luxurious condo overlooking the rolling fairways of a championship golf course, you’re bound to find a condo that offers a laidback, maintenance-free lifestyle.
Why Buy a Condo?
Condominiums are typically a more affordable alternative to single-family homes since they’re simply parts of a single structure shared by other residents.
When you own a condo, you basically own everything within the unit, such as its floors, ceilings, and interior walls. Everything else in its exterior structure, including the foundation, roof, and amenities are shared between you and other residents. One of the key advantages you can enjoy with condo living is a maintenance-free lifestyle – responsibilities such as raking leaves, mowing the lawn, cleaning the roof and other tasks are handled by the condo association.
Introduction to Buying a Condominium
- Review and assess the required fees – All maintenance work provided by the condo are covered by monthly fees, which may vary depending on the condo’s amenities and maintenance tasks involved. For example, a condo with a swimming pool, fitness center, and tennis court usually requires a bigger monthly fee compared to one without these amenities.
In addition to monthly fees, condo owners also need to factor in property tax, insurance, and maintenance costs not covered by the management.
Be sure to review the condo’s covenants, conditions, and restrictions (CC&Rs) – Take the time to read and understand the CC&Rs set by the condo’s board. The condo’s governing body is responsible for imposing regulations on unit use concerning interior renovations, access to visitors, pet ownership, renting, and so on.
Assess the condition of both the unit and structure – It’s important for buyers to find out whether the unit and the entire structure of the condo are in good condition. You may consider getting the services of a professional inspector who can provide you with an in-depth report on the property’s condition, so you can avoid dealing with any underlying problems after you’ve moved in.
Take a look at the amenities – Many condos in La Quinta, Indian Wells, and Palm Desert are located within golf communities, so be sure to consider both the quality and number of golf courses in the area. It also helps to know the approximate number of residents or members in the community, as it is a good indication of how easy it will be for you to book a tee time on short notice during peak playing season.
See if the community fits your lifestyle – Talk to existing residents in the condo and find out what they love about living in the community. Ask important questions, such as how the management operates, what type of problems they usually encounter, and so on.
If you need help looking for the ideal condo in the cities of La Quinta, Indian Wells, or Palm Desert, call us at California Lifestyle Realty at 760.564.1200. You can also send us an email at info(at)califestylerealty(dotted)com.
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