Why You Should Live In A Condominium
For many people, living in a condominium is a dream come true. They just can't resist the glamor that condominiums are known for. Some people, however, are not so keen on living in a condominium, but eventually change their minds once they see that it makes sense to own a unit. The following are just some of the reasons in favor of living in a condo.
* Close to civilization
By “close to civilization” we mean that if you live in a condo, you will find yourself within a short distance away from all the things that make up urban living – from shopping malls, restaurants, bars and clubs. Condominiums are always built in locations where public transportation is very accessible.
* Less maintenance costs
When you live in a condo, most of the maintenance – like plumbing and electricity - is already done for you. If something is wrong with the electrical wiring in your unit, for example, all you need to do is call the building manager.
* A pool
Although the pool is not exclusively for you, at least you have a pool that's regularly maintained. Building your own pool in your own house costs a lot of money to build and maintain. The cost of maintaining the pool is already included when you buy a condo unit.
Condominiums are built to ward off thieves. It takes one key to get into the door and another key to get into your unit. They are also built with CCTV camera units installed.
* A good view
The main advantage that condominiums have over houses is their view. Built to look upwards, the higher the floor, the better your view. If you like staring at the city lights below, living on the higher levels will make your unit a piece of heaven.
* Meeting new people
When you live in a condominium, it's impossible not to meet other people. You can meet new folks on your way in or out, when you're riding the elevator or when you're taking a dip in the pool. If you like meeting new people, then living in a condominium is perfect for you.
Just like family homes, you can make changes to your unit. You can change your flooring or change your counter tops to match your style. In other words, you can remodel your condo unit and nobody's going to complain about it.
In all, there are many good reasons why living in a condo makes sense. If this the first time you're buying real estate property or if you want to have your own place without the hassles of maintenance, you should try living in a condominium. We're 100% sure you won't regret it.
Fred Mullins, PA, Donna Mullins, Erin Biby
Coldwell Banker Schmitt Real Estate Company
1201 White Street, Suite 101
Key West, FL, 33040