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An Okoboji Condo Buyer’s Guide

Posted by Eric Hoien on Thursday, August 30th, 2018 at 11:59am.

Condo Buyers Guide

Condos for sale in Okoboji are a great option for all kinds of buyers. Whether you are first-time buyer who appreciates the affordability of this market, a retiree who loves to golf, or you have a family and appreciate the great opportunities for recreation, there are plenty of reasons to move to Okoboji.

Especially if this is your first condo purchase, there are a few things that you will need to consider. Here is our Okoboji condo buyer’s guide.

Is Condo Living Right For Me?

Ownership

Condo ownership isn’t the same as homeownership. In some ways, owning a home is pretty straightforward. When you buy the property, you own the land and all of the structures upon it. When you invest in a condo, this is not so. With townhome-style properties, buyers are usually just purchasing the structure, not necessarily the shared land. Buyers of apartment-style condos usually pay for only the interior of their condo. Any repair or updates to the outside of the building are paid for using the condo fees that each resident pays a share of. It is important to understand exactly what you are purchasing when you buy a condo.

Size

In most cases, condos are smaller than houses, although there are certainly exceptions to that. For many people, living in a condo involves acclimating or downsizing to a smaller space. If you are a retiree and your children have moved away from home, this might be a welcome change. Likewise, if you a working individual or you have a small family, a condo might be the perfect amount of space. Many condos designs include two or three bedrooms.

It’s important to consider how important outdoor spaces are to you too. If you are the kind of person who loves to host outdoor barbeques and gardens, you might need to tailor your search to condos of the townhome variety (these are usually accompanied by a yard).

Budget

One of the major reasons that Okoboji condos appeal to so many of the buyers in the area, is the price. Condos tend to be some of the most affordable properties in the area. Okoboji condos for sale begin in value at around $100,000. On the high end of the market, lakefront luxury properties can sell for upwards of $700,000. Because there is such a wide range of prices, most buyers will find that an Okoboji condo fits into their budget.

New or Old?

When you embark on your Okoboji condo search, one of the things you might want to consider is whether you will be investing in a new or old condo. There are pros and cons to both. New condos tend to be free of the problems accompanied by old age. Having that said, depending on what stage of the home building process that you buy your home, it may be some time before you are able to move in. One of the most exciting aspects of buying a new home is the ability to work with the builder to craft the condo of your dreams. For many buyers, the process of designing their home is an exciting one, however, the process can be time consuming and stressful for some. When you choose to invest in an older home, you will find that these challenges aren’t a problem. The home that you see and like is the home you will be purchasing.

Where Should I Buy a Condo in Okoboji?

Avid golfers should know that the Inn Golf Course and the Brooks National Golf Club are both located centrally. This means that many Okoboji condos are only minutes from the fairways. If golfing is your passion you might want to consider a golf home.

With West Okoboji Lake and East Okoboji Lake flanking the town, most residents will find that they are near to at least one of the lakes where they can swim, boat, or fish. The most exclusive properties in this market tend to overlook the water. Residents on the water enjoy easy access to the marina where they can keep their boat.

What is the Lifestyle Like in Okoboji?

Okoboji owes its popularity to the wealth of recreation options that can be found throughout the area. Buyers of Okoboji condos will find that life has the potential to be full of afternoons on the lake, days on the fairways, weekends exploring nature preserves and state parks, and meals at highly rated restaurants. A great range of shops ensure that residents have everything they need, and a great range of services ensure that everyone between the age of one and one hundred and one will find plenty in Okoboji to keep them busy.

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15109 215th Avenue #11, Spirit Lake, IA - $980,000

Condominium For Sale
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,250 SQFT
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There's No Place Like This! West Okoboji's Finest Penthouse Fully Furnished With The Finest Amenities Including Montgomery's And Dewitt Design Furniture In All Bedrooms, Living Room And Kitchen. Featuring 205' Of Spectacular Shoreline With A Beaut...

Peggy Bergh Keller Williams Okoboji

304 Lake Drive C3, Arnolds Park, IA - $590,000

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  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,952 SQFT
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It's The Perfect Combination Of A Secluded Retreat In The Heart Of Okoboji. Quality Craftsmanship And Care Was Put On This Condo That Can Be Enjoy All Year Around With 3 Bedrooms And 2 Bathrooms. Open Concept Living Completed With A Fireplace In T...

Mary Lynn Ingvall Ingvall Real Estate Team

304 Lake Drive C4, Arnolds Park, IA - $585,000

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  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1,705 SQFT
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Location! Location! Location! Do You Want To Be In The Heart Of It All At Lake Okoboji? Then This Is It! You Have The Best Of All Worlds With Prime Location, Maintenance Free Living, Large/private Common Areas Along With A Beautiful East Lake View...

Brooke Stecker Remax Lakes Realty

16914 S Inner Lane #a1, Spirit Lake, IA - $578,000

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  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,462 SQFT
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Wonderfully Updated Ground Floor 3 Bedroom Condo At Westshore Landing In Ultra Low Density Egralharve. With Only 7 Units On 98'+ Lakeshore This Is A Low Density Complex. And, Privately Owned Pasture Land Across The Road Makes It Feel Even Better. ...

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304 Lake Drive D2, Arnolds Park, IA - $569,000

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  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1,765 SQFT
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What A Condo And What A Location! This Penthouse Unit In The Heart Of Lake Okoboji Offers The Space And Privacy Few Others Can Offer. The Elevator Opens Directly To This Condo Alone On The Top Floor At Okoboji Island. From The West Walkway And G...

Aaron Jones REMAX Lakes Realty

435 240th Avenue # 206, Arnolds Park, IA - $544,900

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  • 3 Beds
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  • 1,820 SQFT
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Premium Lakefront Corner Condo At Bridges Bay! This Spectacular Condo Has 3 Bedrooms And 2 Bathroom With Expensive Views Of East Lake Okoboji! This Unit Has A New Expanded Deck With Glass Railings To Improve The View And Outdoor Living Space. T...

Michael Jensen Jensen Real Estate

15520 Landings Avenue #d2, Spirit Lake, IA - $499,900

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  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,257 SQFT
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Welcome To This Warm And Inviting Landings Condo! Sweeping West Lake Okoboji Views, Vaulted Ceilings And An Open Layout Made For Entertaining Are A Few Features That Highlight The Upper-level Unit. This 2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Condo Also Has A Spaci...

Mickey Harrington Okoboji Realty

1601 Chalstrom Beach Road 302, Okoboji, IA - $444,900

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  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,528 SQFT
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Meticulous And Updated Top Floor Unit At Chalstrom Beach On East Lake Okoboji With 2 Bedroom, 2 Bedrooms And A Loft. This Unit Offers Updates Throughout Including All New Flooring, Bathrooms, Countertops, Appliances, Paint And So Much More. Loca...

Will Kretsinger Ingvall Real Estate Team

1601 Chalstrom Beach Road F303, Okoboji, IA - $434,800

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  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,542 SQFT
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Extremely Low Density Condo Complex Chalstrom Beach Plantation Featuring This Top Floor Loft Unit In The Furthest West Building Folly, This Building Is Also Probably The Most Private. South Facing Windows Allow The Sunlight To Stream In Making Th...

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580 Linden Drive 105, Arnolds Park, IA - $429,900

Condominium For Sale
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1,581 SQFT
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4 Bedroom, 3 Bath Unit In The Newly Constructed Bayside Building At Bridges Bay Resort. This Is A Top Floor Unit Boasts An Open Floor Plan And Has Expansive Sunset Views Of East And West Lake. You Will Also Have Access To Some Of The Best Ameniti...

Jeff Ronsiek EXIT Realty Midwest
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24094 187th Street #30, Spirit Lake, IA - $429,000

Condominium For Sale
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,755 SQFT
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Amazing Views Of East And West Okoboji Make This Condo Unit One That Needs To Be Seen To Be Appreciated. The Updated And Upgraded Open Floorplan Is Ready For Your Family's Enjoyment With 3 Bedrooms And 2 Baths. Some Of The Upgrades Include; Gran...

Lonna Draayer REMAX Lakes Realty

290 240th Avenue 291, Arnolds Park, IA - $399,900

Condominium For Sale
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1,597 SQFT
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New Cabins At Bridges Bay. Tuckunder Garage Provides Nice Views Of East Lake Okoboji.4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Vaulted Ceiling, Large Covered Deck, And 2 Car Garage.these Cabins Are Located Close To The Newly Renovated Outdoor Pool.all Amenities A...

Jeff Ronsiek EXIT Realty Midwest

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