This is a new series about buying a condo in Daytona Beach Area. If you are interested, follow my blogs, or subscribe. As i go, I will add links to previous posts. So, here is the first one:
Quite often I get a call, and after telling me that they would like a 2 bedr/ 2 baths condo (or any other size) in Daytona Beach area and the question comes:
- which condo to buy?
And when I hesitate with the answer, they are surprised. We specialize in condos, so how come I am not naming one and only clear winner...
Well, because there isn't one.
Besides individual preferences, there are many other parameters to consider.
Let us start with purpose.
How you plan to use your condo?Is it going to be your primary residence, or a vacation getaway?
If the answer is «Primary Residence», then you should put convenience and amenities/features over view and location. It does not matter how great the view is, you will get used to it rather quickly.
And then you would start noticing inconveniences, like excessive heat in the unit shooting your AC in overdrive, and raking a hefty electric bill; excessive street noise because of single pane windows; low ceilings, small unit, and many other things that you tend to overlook because of this gorgeous view.
However, when you come here for one or few weeks a year or want to rent your condo when you are not here, try to be as close to the beach as possible. You come for warm weather, ocean and the beach, so you better be right there. And if it is not affordable, stay on the beachside between the Ocean and the Intracoastal, where it is not more than 10 min maximum to walk to the beach.
So, how much for the view?
It all depends...
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