So I'm going to buy a place, either a townhouse or an apartment style condo, and have been browsing the mls pages and for sale by owner websites for quite some time, but never really acted on anything (mainly because of my finances). Tomorrow I am going to go check out the first possibility. It's an apartment style condo, about 1000 squarefeet, in a good location for me (I don't drive at all, and it's right near a big shopping area/future c train station. For anyone familiar to Calgary, it's on the top floor in the Gateway Shawnessy.) As it's my first one, I'm looking for advise from you on what to look for and ask while I'm there. It's a new place, so is it necessary to have a home inspection done? I know I should be looking for the condo fees, what they include, make sure everything works, what is/is not included in the house, etc. What else should I be looking for? Also, when talking price, how much will I be able to knock off of the price? What % off should I make my first offer? Any other rules of thumb I should keep in mind, or questions to ask would be appreciated! Thanks!