Buy a Miami Beach Condo for Less

The combination of recession and slow winter months means that if you have or can secure adequate financing, now is a great time to look into Miami real estate, particularly condos. In the world-class areas of Miami Beach and South Beach, act now and you may be able to purchase a condominium when the market is less competitive from a buying standpoint. In doing so, you’ll find that Miami Beach real estate is more than just a ticket to one of the most beautiful, exciting areas in the U.S.—it’s a smart investment as well. Here are just a few tips for finding a condo bargain:

  • Get financed early. During the winter months and especially around the holidays, there tend to be fewer buyers in any market. That means sellers are eager to work with buyers who show interest and have been pre-approved for a loan. When a financed buyer approaches a seller, the seller is more likely to make concessions or offer valuable perks.
  • Research Miami Beach condos online. Can’t make it down to Florida right away? No problem. Online home buying has become popular thanks to improved pictures and information. Or you can contact a local real estate agent who can do the legwork for you.
  • Don’t forget to have the property professionally inspected, hire a lawyer to review all documents, and look over the condo association records carefully. These steps will ensure that you don’t end up paying for unforeseen repairs, fees, or fines, which could end up costing you much more than you expected when you purchased your condo.