Remember “You get what you pay for.” You need a list of things that are MUST have and CANNOT stand!
Look at the existing situation and do not believe anything that is supposedly “Only temporary.
Pre-construction or ready to move in?
Double all time estimates.
Do you want activity or quiet?
Walk to town or accessible only by boat?
Close neighbors or secluded?
Management on site?
Don’t kid yourself. I bought into a condo preconstruction and had no idea about the lifestyle, that nothing is ready on schedule here or that it would be a year from the time I moved in until it was finished.
The other owners are all from the US and do not live here full time, as do I. They, as a group, can make regulations based on a lifestyle different than the one here. They have a right to do that. Some of them do not like dogs and worry about lawsuits.
I now have my condo for sale and am building a house a mile further north. I had a lot to learn.