Before you get caught up in the excitement (and tedium as well :-)) of the actual condominium viewing, I would recommend you sit down with a mortgage/bank representative to find out what your buying budget is. It will really help to keep your condo search both realistic and stress-free as you already know what you can comfortably afford and thus not waste any time.
It will also help on the actual negotiations side as you will be a buyer that has already been prequalified, not just preapproved like others. It may induce sellers to choose your bid over others.
Good luck and feel free to contact me once you are ready for the condo search.
Jacobus "Jack" Vollenberg
RE Appraiser/RE Sales Associate
Vollenberg Appraisers/ERA Statewide Realty
Cell (570) 204-9125