For many living in a condo seems a dream, but how do you know that you are ready for the condo lifestyle.
Having your own parking lots in a busy city is a luxury. Enjoying the privacy of having guards around the premises, with 24-hours security, and an apartment with a view.
Condominiums are like dream houses stacked on top of each other.
Ow, we forget to mention the private pool, the function hall, the barbeque pit, the sundry shop, and the squash and tennis courts. Condo living is a prime luxury and can be very affordable too.
Let’s look at some of the signs that make you ready for condo living.
Downsizing And Upsizing
If you are ageing then downsizing might be a moment where you would enjoy elevators to your floor, and all rooms at one level. The kids have flown out, and a few lesser rooms make life so much easier and leave time to read a book again.
Or when you are turning into your mid-twenties, freshly graduated, and have enough of that tiny single university dorm room shared by two, and feel it’s time to stand on your own feet.
Then condominiums are an excellent choice as they bring a world of convenience.
If Gardening Is Not Your Thing
Maybe a few flower pots on the condo balcony make your green fingers itchy, but condo’s come without private gardens. If a condo comes with a garden, then it’s communal and the upkeep is done by professional gardeners while you enjoy quality time at the swimming pool.
You Worry About Budgeting For Home Expenses
Buying a house is only part of the expenses. Maintaining the house, keeping it freshly painted, clean and organised, with no leaking roofs and other major maintenance is a costly affair.
A condominium takes away many of these headaches, as lost of the upkeep is done by the building maintenance company, and paid with a fixed monthly fee.
Many condominiums offer mobile apps to handle defect management, booking the tennis court, and various other services.
You Like To Travel
The protection and security level of your property within a condominium is much higher than a stand-alone house. Nobody can climb your fence on the 16th floor, and security at the main gate ensures that the people going in and out are verified.
This must give condominium owners a peace of mind when they leave their property and go on holiday for several weeks.
Lock your unit, lock your gate, and be free of any worries of break-ins and other negative elements that can ruin a holiday.
Convenience vs Extra Space
Normally a condominium has less floor space than a traditional house. However, the convenience levels are much higher compared to landed property.
The management of each lesser square meter will save time and money in terms of upkeep and housekeeping. Don’t forget most houses are filled with a lot of junk, accumulated over time. People with condo’s tend to be more cautious in buying household items, as they know that they occupy less space.
Lots of condo’s offer storage lockers to ensure that residents do not have to give up their weekend hobbies. Some condominiums even have options for shared hobby spaces like woodworking, sewing & knitting, library and other hobby clubs.
Many condominiums offer an array of convenient amenities.
When living in a condominium there are lots of time-savers, as the shops are often in-house, or within the shopping centre downstairs, which makes grocery shopping fast and easy to manage.
Many condos are located to MRT, Metro, or some other form of public transport. which gets you fast in and out of the area you live at, without even having to drive out the car.
Other services like schools, laundry shops, food stalls, restaurants, entertainment, and maybe even a post office are often in walking distance.
Condo living is a lifestyle, and is a choice of many.