Carefree living promise of condos
Weigh pros and cons when buying
Many buyers looking for a lifestyle change wonder what it would be like to live in a condo.
But how do you decide if condo ownership is right for you? If you’re in doubt, I suggest a classic categorizing of pros and cons. Here are some: I’m free - dos are just as advertised — they’re new and offer great design and the promise of a more importantly, they’re a clean environment in which to practise your new lifestyle. The biggest pro is that it’s a freeing change for homeowners.
your stuff before you move and that can be both physically and psychologically dif dirty hands and angst. Time on your hands forth the promise of having more time to do the things you want and spending less time on the things you have to do. No more lawn mowing, you in or complaining when someone forgets to plow your
comes at a cost, mainly the condo fees that cover many of the items you have to arrange yourself if your home is not a condo. It’s a bit like leasing a car — you may be paying a bit more, but at least it’s a predictable expense.
- cial assessment. Of course, special assessments occur in single-family-dwelling own- ership — roofs, furnaces and air conditioners need replacing, window seals fail — but in the condo experience, the individual owner has only modest input into the special assessment process.
do without air conditioning
But the carefree lifestyle — that’s what it’s all about. This is a major pro. The associated con will generally not be a deal breaker. Balance great opportunity to consult with a feng shui specialist and balance out your unbalanced lifestyle.
Though some pooh-pooh feng shui, the concept involves space, its utilization and the effect on one’s wellbeing.
If you think this is a good idea, it might be well to have the feng shui expert evaluate the condo before purchase as that can be difficult (read expensive) or even impossible to correct. Fix the flaws pro of condo living is the op in your previous residences — little things that annoyed you like low ceilings, a single sink in the bathroom or kitchen counters that were too high or low.
- looked neighbours’ backyards with spectacular city or water views.
that too late, you realize regular contact with your neighbours across a fence is more important to you than a spectacular view.
not as bright as you liked, many condos offer plenty of light. If you crave fresh recognizes the importance of hiring top experts in architecture and design and has translated their work into a spectacular space. Such expertise might not be affordable for many homeowners, from it. Save on gas probably be located smack in the middle of an urban centre or highly populated area.
This means there will likely be ample opportunities for dining and entertainment within a short walk.
probably be easy access to and saving more. Socially desirable may sound like an oxymoron, but condo living makes this a - ing rooms, along with formal gardens and games rooms, are made to extend your living your own condo unit.
- portunities are made easy as you’ll often run into neighbours in the elevators and hallways.
There are as many pros as there are cons for living the condo lifestyle. When deciding if condo living is right for you, check your pros and cons list to make the right choice.
A worker helps construct a wall within a condominium development in Calgary.