If you are viewing a condo in a building where there are several other units for sale - is this a red flag? My colleague, Barry Magee with Sutton West Coast Realty recently wrote an interesting article on this subject. Whenever you are buying a strata, it's very important to be diligent and ask the tough questions. When there are several units for sale in a building, it does raise some concerns about the health of a complex - but while the is no real rhyme or reason as to why anyone sells at any given time - if 5 listings come up just after the annual general meeting, this can be a sign of trouble. Finding a suite that you love can be tricky, but making sure you are in a healthy building with a proactive strata council is essential. Most strata complexes are run well by dilegent owners and this is often the key to a healthy building. Tackling the issues head on is always better than attempting to avoid them. A building will almost always pay more in the long rung if issues are avoided. Be certain to always have a realtor on your side when purchasing a strata - be diligent.