UrbanCondo blog

Read our latest articles. Find out about pre-construction condos, learn how to make the most from your investment and keep on top of the latest news.

greenspace in middle of condo development

5 ways new condos are bringing the nature to you

Being interested in condo living doesn’t mean owners have to compromise on their natural surroundings.

couple celebrating a purchase with realtor

Do I need a real estate agent when buying pre-con?

Let's check out why real estate agents are so beneficial to your real estate transaction, especially when it comes to pre-construction.

Property investment future

5 mistakes to avoid when buying an investment property

Property investment is an exciting adventure to begin. Mistakes, however, are made every day by property investors who act impulsively without game plans.

A man with Sherlock Holmes garb a looking through a magnifying glass.

How do I learn about new condo projects?

Buying a condo is a huge investment, as well as a daunting task. There are seemingly limitless options out there, with new buildings sprouting up all over the GTA.

How early do I need mortgage pre-approval when buying pre-con?

When you're buying a traditional home or completed condo unit, the closing date can happen anytime between one and three months. When you’re purchasing a pre-construction condo, however, that closing date can stretch anywhere between one and three years.  So, when should you get pre-approved for a mortgage?

People running on treadmills.

What do condo fees pay for?

Condo living comes with a whole bunch of perks, from 24-hour security and concierge, to private parking and a gym just steps from your front door.

Pen about to write a cheque

How the down payment for a pre-construction condo works

For the most part, pre-construction condos are usually cheaper than their traditional counterparts, however, they’re still a huge investment. That’s why it’s vital to understand how the payment process works.