Hamilton Luxury Groups (HLG) focuses on helping buyers in Scottsdale, AZ find the right condo. In addition to working in the Scottsdale condo markets, HLG services the surrounding areas of Phoenix, Tempe, Mesa, Gilbert, Chandler, Paradise Valley and Arcadia. If you are considering buying a condo anywhere in the greater Phoenix Metro, including condos for sale in Scottsdale, AZ, we would love to help you! You can text or call Francesca Hamilton at (480) 382 – 8514 anytime. We understand you may just be getting started, and we promise not to rush you. Many of our clients reach out up to one year in advance of making a purchase to ask questions about buying a condo for sale in Scottsdale, AZ.
One of the best things about condos in Scottsdale, is that there are many different price points and options. Whether you want to be closer to Old Town Scottsdale, or North Scottsdale near the McDowell Mountains there are many choices, starting at $150,000 all the way up to the millions.
Buying a condo involves specific guidelines for obtaining a loan, inspections and review of the condos specific rules (CC & Rs). We have been selling condos in Scottsdale, AZ for many years, and are familiar with all of the new and older condominium communities.
What is the difference between a patio home, a condo and a town home?
When a real estate agent posts a condo for sale in Scottsdale, they can select what type of property it is. And when you are browsing the internet, you will see what the agent posted as the type of property. The information you see online, may or may not be accurate. Do not rely on that information, have your agent check the type of property with the county recorders.
When obtaining an FHA loan for example, not all condo communities are FHA approved. However, town homes and single family homes do not have the property type FHA restriction. The agent who is selling the condo might identify a property as a town home, that is truly platted as a condo, and your agent must check these details for you.
In addition, if the home owner’s association governing the HOA has any pending litigation, or the condo itself has violations, your agent will help you to navigate these situations and resolve them accordingly, or cancel the contract and find a different condo for sale in Scottsdale.
For these reasons, it is incredibly important that you work with an experienced agent. Not all agents sell condos regularly and a condo sale can be more complex than a home sale due to the home owner’s association (HOA).
What is the benefit of living in a condo with an HOA VS. buying a single family home?
The benefit of living in a condo with a home owner’s association, is that the association takes care of some of the maintenance of property ownership. For example, some association fees include maintenance of the properties roofs, grounds, exterior painting, plumbing and more. Every condo association has a specific set of coverage, but water, trash, sewer and exterior building and landscaping are commonly paid for in your dues to the HOA. If you have not owned a property before, owning a condo can be a great first step without as much responsibility or costs in maintenance. Additionally, if you are buying an investment, or are a first time buyer, condos can be less expensive than single family homes.
To see more properties for sale in Scottsdale, Phoenix, Arcadia, Chandler, Gilbert and beyond, please visit the hamiltonluxurygroup.com home page where we have specific area property pages for you to browse. The inventory on our site is updated every 3 minutes, so you will always see the latest properties for sale shown first!
You can reach Francesca Hamilton, Scottsdale condo specialist, at (480) 382 – 8514 or by completing this contact form.