As you search through the Ocean City MD homes and condos for sale it can become a little overwhelming. There are a fair amount of options currently available on the Ocean City MD real estate market. We thought it would be helpful to provide you with a list of the primary things to determine as you begin your Ocean City MD real estate search.
One of the first things to determine as you search for homes and condos for sale in Ocean City MD is the price range that you would like to stay in. The price range you are comfortable with will ultimately dictate which locations and size properties will be available to you. If you are going to be renting your Ocean City property you may want to factor in the potential rental income at this point as it typically will increase your purchasing power. We would be glad to provide you with rental estimates for various property types and get you in touch with Ocean City mortgage lenders to assist you with this step.
The next thing to determine is what size Ocean City condo or home will best suit your needs. You will want to determine this based on the number of bedrooms and bathrooms that you would like to have as opposed to square footage. Ocean City condo floor plans and layouts will be different from your primary home and can be deceiving. It is best to start with bedrooms and bathrooms and then eliminate the smaller Ocean City MD condos for sale. If your going to be renting your Ocean City MD property then the numbers of bedrooms and bathrooms will impact the potential rental revenue so you will want to factor that in.
Next you will want to determine which of the various areas that make up the Ocean City MD real estate market you want to be in (Oceanfront, Ocean View, Ocean Block, Waterfront or Bay Side). This will largely be dictated by the price range you want to stay in and the size property that you are looking for. As an example, we will not be able to find any 2 bedroom/2 bathroom condos on the ocean side for less than $150,000. In this instance the price and size parameters will have us looking for property on the bay side.
Property locations will have a significant impact on rental values and occupancy rates and may impact your decisions. While property on the ocean side will be more expensive than bay side property the additional rental income that they generate will typically off set or exceed the additional monthly carrying costs. As an experienced Ocean City MD Realtor we are very familiar with the Ocean City rental market and can assist you in evaluating the various scenarios available to you.
Amenities and Property Features
Next you will want to determine any building amenities or property features that you “must have”. This could be things such as a pool, elevator, 1st floor location (if there is no elevator), 2 parking spaces, etc. You will want to start with the “must haves” to give you a broader set of properties to initially start with. Then as you go through the Ocean City MD real estate listings you can move the condos and homes to the top of the list that possess the “like to haves”.
If your buying Ocean City MD real estate as a rental investment there are certain things that you will need to consider. If your buying property on the ocean side this doesn’t really matter as these properties rent relatively easily. However the more amenities you have such as a pool or nice ocean views will make it that much easier to rent the property and typically for more money. If your buying property on the bay side with the intention of renting it out then things like a pool or close proximity to the beach will greatly enhance the rent-ability of the unit and the values. As you set the parameters above and get a group of potential Ocean City MD condos for sale that interest you would be glad to help you evaluate the potential rental income and occupancy.
We hope this helpful in getting your Ocean City MD real estate search started. Obviously these parameters can always be adjusted, however they will give you a manageable grouping of Ocean City MD properties to start with to then determine what you like and don’t like. If you would like us to run a search for you and email over the available listings that match your specifications simply fill out our Ocean City Real Estate update form. You are also more than welcome to call us directly anytime at 443-614-9179 if you would like to discuss this process in greater detail.