Buying a condominium in Saskatchewan

Posted by Jill Bird on Thursday, July 8th, 2021 at 12:49pm.

Buying a condominium

Looking at potential homes to buy can be an exciting experience. First, you need to figure out what you can afford and how much of a mortgage you’ll need. Then, once you find a condominium that matches your financial and personal criteria, you’ll want to ensure that it’s well managed and in good physical, financial and legal condition.

When buying a resale (not brand new) condominium in Saskatchewan, it is a mandatory to view & approve the Estoppel Certificate Package which is provided by the Property management at the Seller’s expense. The following items will be included in the estoppel certificate:

-A Reserve Fund study

- most recent financial statement  

- current budget

-insurance policies

-management agreement

-condominium plan

Make sure you are you have a clear understanding what is included in the condo fees -example water, power, lawncare ect. Investigate whether there are any “hidden” costs

Some buildings have pet restrictions so It is common to have a pet approval from the Condo board as a condition.

Before removing conditions on your Condominium, make sure to verify what changes you can make to the unit if needed.

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