Buying a condo is a huge commitment. By signing a purchase agreement, you are agreeing to pay a large amount of money for your home every month over a 30 year period of time which not only includes your mortgage, taxes and insurance but also your monthly condo fees. With that being said, it is important that you do not rush your home buying decision and wait until you find your dream condo at Ocean Edge before signing on the dotted line. While you may not get all of the things on your wishlist for your dream condo at Ocean Edge right away, you can make a list of essentials that your home must have in order to purchase it, and work on making it fulfill your dreams in the coming years. Here is how you can find your dream condo at Ocean Edge.
Do Your Homework
One of many appealing things about purchasing your condo at Ocean Edge is that the property offers a variety of different condo layouts to choose from to purchase. The first thing you want to do when buying at Ocean Edge is familiarize yourself with the different Ocean Edge condo styles. There are all different layout options for your condo unit in the different villages located throughout the condo complex. Tour the different layouts and frequent open houses at Ocean Edge to see the condo types and see which setup makes the most sense for your lifestyle. Do you want one or two floors? How many bedrooms do you need and is a condo with a loft appealing to you? Some properties include garages, which can be appealing to many year round owners. Some features that are typical of a certain type of layout can be changed, so make sure you ask your real estate agent if there is a specific feature you are not sure of. For example, the townhouses have spiral or straight staircases. You may fall in love with a townhouse but dislike the spiral staircase. Fortunately, the staircase can be changed, as many owners do decide to do to their unit. If you’re not sure you like an open loft, some owners make their lofts partially or fully enclosed, giving them a little more privacy in that space. One thing that can not be changed is whether you like a one floor unit or two floor, or an upstairs versus downstairs unit. Touring the different condos will give you a clear idea of what is really important and what type of home you are looking for.
Location, Location Location
As they say in real estate, it’s all about location location location! Brewster is a beautiful town and you have already made a good choice in deciding to move to this town. Check our blog, “Moving to Brewster? 12 Reasons Why You Should.” You can always change the interior of your home, but you can not change where your home is located when buying your dream condo at Ocean Edge. Explore the property to find out where you would want the condo you purchase to be located on the property.
Would you prefer to be closer to the bike path, pool or Route 6A? Do you want to be close to the restaurants or the fitness center? Is access to the beach and/or golf course important? Avid bike riders prefer to be closer to the bike path which picks up by Ocean Edge. Ocean Edge is made of of villages on both the golf course side of the property and the bay side of the Ocean Edge condominium complex. Each village is home to units that have certain layouts that are specific to that village. Even those layouts vary a little within the village. For example, Howland Village is made up of all townhouses, unlike the Eaton Village which are all one floor units. However there is not a standard type of townhouse throughout the Howland Village, there are A style, B style and C style units. Once you determine which area on the property you like because of its location, ask your real estate agent about the surrounding villages and what types of condo units each house.
When thinking about buying a home, it is important to have a realistic budget in mind. Keep in mind that in addition to your mortgage payment, you will have to pay for utilities and condo fees. It all adds up fast and can hit hard if you are not taking these expenses into account. If you can not find a condo that fits all of your needs and wants within your budget, maybe consider a condo that is in your desired location and layout that fits your needs that needs some updating. As long as you’re in the area you want to be in, and the structure is appealing to you, the cosmetics can be worked on as you can afford to make the improvements. Focus on one room at a time or make minor adjustments to your property here and there to make it feel more comfortable for you to live in until you are able to finish it the way you desire.
By joining the Ocean Edge Resort & Golf Club one gets access to a variety of Ocean Edge Amenities making this an ideal condo complex to own in. Depending on the type of membership you buy into you get access to swimming pools, fitness centers, … and even the private beach. How many homeowners on Cape Cod can say they have access to their own private beach? The answer is not many. You get also access to the recently built Beach Bar.
Beside the already mention amenities, another major draw to buying a condo here is the Ocean Edge golf course. It’s a Nicklaus Design golf course. The 8.5 million dollar project has been featured in magazines and is exclusively available to Ocean Edge golf members.
Find Your Dream Condo at Ocean Edge
Buying a home can be intimidating. If you still have questions, check our our blog “Top 6 Home Buying Questions – Answered!” Ocean Edge has amazing amenities, multiple layouts and all are reasonably priced considering what you are getting for your purchase. This makes finding your dream condo at Ocean Edge easy as long as you have the right agent to navigate you along the way. Michael Leighton has been the #1 Sales Agent at Ocean Edge since 2004, so he knows Ocean Edge properties. Call Michael and his team today to see what condos are available at this beautiful property and start your search for your dream condo at Ocean Edge today!