Finding the right piece of Real Estate…..
Even though agents in our area are more open to share their listings, you still can face the possibility of finding those who are extrictly commission oriented and unwilling to show you other properties that their own listings.
For almost 3 years there has being an attempt to place an MLS listing system in place, here you will find the same property is listed by different agents, beware that many times information is not updated in timely basis and the property maybe off the market. Many property owners choose to list their properties with various agencies and pricing and information depends on whom you are talking to. When buying property make sure you deal with a reputable realtor and ask see to the updated pricing and information, review the building specifications so you can get the value for your money, as well as location.
More than never developers also contact the different brokerage offices willing to work with the local agencies due to the large property inventory available to buyers, buyer representation is stronger this days as competition is increasing.
Some of the developers come with their own ideas of design and pricing and later on they disappoint themselves when their already built properties don’t sell as they thought they would. Notice that many in order to accomplish a good return on their investments offer loft like building with a lot of sun exposure making that a real `oven`like living experience, expect to pay a lot for electricity as in the summer months your bill can be really high. A lot of developments look a like but offer different amenities - bigger closet space, kitchen appliances included in pricing and many other amenities are different depending on the property.
Parking has become an issue, the latest trend is underground parking. Just make sure you can make a turn……. and really fit a medium size car.