Before you buy a condo or loft for sale in DTLA, you have to familiarize yourself with the neighborhood – you don’t want to be on the hook for a home that just isn’t compatible with your lifestyle.
And one thing you need to look at is whether your neighbors are likely to drive you batty.
Will Your Neighbors Drive You Nuts?
We all have our own personality types, and we’re not all compatible with each other. (But you already knew that, right?) If you’re interested in buying a condo or loft, the key is to visit it frequently – and long before you sign the dotted line. That way, you’ll get a feel for whether there are kids running up and down the hallways, whether there’s a busybody who’s noticed your car a few times, and whether there are people out and about doing things you’d also enjoy doing.
Your best bet: Visit the condo building at least three times, at different times of day.
You want to see:
- Early morning. How does the condo look – and what’s the parking situation – when people are leaving for work and school? Is the lobby exceedingly busy? Are the elevators exceptionally crowded? Is there a lot of traffic out front?
- Midday. Is it quiet, or are there activities going on around the building? Is the condo building populated by young families with small kids, or is it silent and empty?
- Evening. How does the parking situation look when everyone comes home from work or school? Is it quiet, or are there kids playing in the pool or at the playground?
Bonus: Late at night. You might also want to check out the building late at night – say, 10 p.m. or later – to find out whether there’s still a lot of noise or things are still happening. You’ll also want to check out the surrounding area to see what’s happening on the streets at that time.
The key isn’t whether or lot there’s noise or children – the key is making sure that what happens in and around the building at various times of day is right for your lifestyle.
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