Tips for Selecting the Best Condo

Coldwell Banker Hubbell BriarWood Condos

When searching for the ideal condo, seek ownership in a well-maintained building, and pay special attention to the financial health of the condo association. Lax maintenance may be a sign of financial trouble, which could result in higher maintenance fees and problems trying to resell the property later.

Some things to consider include:

  • Obtain a copy of the latest financial statement from the condo association.
  • Ask the board of directors - which is elected by the unit owners from among themselves - if major repairs or improvements are imminent. If so, find out how much they will cost and whether there is enough money in the reserve to cover them.
  • Check the by-laws, the rules, and the covenants, codes, and restrictions (CC&Rs). You may find that, among other things, they prohibit or restrict pets and the renting of units. Some may require that the board have the right of first refusal on the sale of any unit.
  • Learn everything you can about the homeowners association, including legal disputes and conflicts. Start by reading the minutes of the association meetings.
  • Find out the owner-to-tenant ratio. Because many condominiums are often purchased as investments, there could be a high percentage of tenants in the building.

Ready to start your search? Check out this list of condos currently on the market in the Greater Lansing area. If interested in getting more info on any listing, go to Coldwell Banker Hubbell BriarWood and enter the address in the search. Contact a local CBHB agent who will be happy to help you!

CBHB Condos Currently on the Market
MLS # Address City T-Sqft Year Beds FBaths HBaths List Price
214636 1730 Wellington 6 Lansing 902 1962 2 2 0 $79,900
216390 2778 Carnoustie Drive 3349 Okemos 2662 2017 4 2 1 $445,000
219011 2832 Kittansett Drive 3 2463 Lansing 4530 2007 4 4 1 $584,500
214534 3922 Hunters Ridge Drive 4 1110 Lansing 968 1974 2 1 0 $54,900
215221 3834 Fossum Lane Okemos 1827 2017 3 3 1 $249,900
216372 2858 Carnoustie Okemos 3040 2017 4 2 1 $499,900
217230 6160 Innkeepers Court 69 7819 East Lansing 0 1974 1 1 0 $69,900
219068 13795 Mead Creek Road Bath 880 2006 2 1 1 $126,900
217417 3400 Oakmont Drive 1260 Lansing 2400 2000 3 3 0 $279,900
217360 2817 Ballybunion Way Okemos 3416 2017 3 2 1 $554,900
217378 1457 E Pond 25 Okemos 1080 1986 2 2 0 $29,500
83116 6165 Innkeepers Court 72 1641 East Lansing 744 1974 1 1 0 $49,900
218089 7436 Cabot Court 06 Grand Ledge 1845 2017 3 2 1 $300,000
218636 600 Albert Avenue 324 4463 East Lansing 1187 2008 2 2 0 $219,000
217479 7432 Cabot Court 05 Grand Ledge 2321 2017 3 2 1 $300,000
219033 6318 Lake Drive 10 8930 Haslett 2277 1986 2 2 1 $419,000
218779 1824 Nemoke Trail 7618 Haslett 1400 1979 2 2 1 $106,100
218798 1824 Willow Creek Drive Lansing 2349 1999 3 3 0 $189,900
213548 2815 Carnoustie 30 Okemos 2686 2017 3 2 1 $399,900
218810 3156 E Hamlet Circle 45 East Lansing 1832 2014 3 2 1 $197,000
218828 305 N Geneva Circle 12 3077 Lansing 1840 1992 2 2 0 $229,700
216133 3824 Fossum Lane 5 Okemos 1827 2017 3 3 1 $249,900
216134 3818 Fossum Lane 7 Okemos 1817 2017 3 3 0 $224,900
215548 2942 Marfitt Road 6355 East Lansing 1313 2000 2 2 1 $172,000
216139 1571 W Pond Drive 34 Okemos 1080 1985 2 2 0 $64,900
216149 3822 Fossum Lane 6 Okemos 1511 2017 3 2 1 $209,900
216746 1570-35 W Pond Drive Okemos 1080 1986 2 2 0 $55,000
216867 589 Aquila East Lansing 3434 2007 3 3 0 $349,900
219225 515 White Pine Blvd #3 8821 Lansing 1271 1998 2 2 0 $175,000
217101 4409 Copperhill Drive 2067 Okemos 3308 1984 3 3 1 $275,000

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