When you fall in love, don’t be dazzled by decor

Get to know a bit about your prospective neighbors before it's too late. (Photo by alistairas on Flickr.)

Seduced by sunlight, gripped by granite, deluded by décor?

It’s not enough to fall in love at first sight: Homebuyers need to date the co-op or condo of their dreams and dig deeper before they make one of the biggest purchases of their lives.

BrickUnderground’s Teri Karush Rogers asked me to suggest areas that buyers need to explore before they commit to a property that thrills them.  You may want to check out the entire list, so here, to whet your appetite, is just one of the questions that buyers need to ask themselves:

Q.  If the building is going condo, what is your impression of the renters who are staying on? Continue reading