Published on March 11th, 2016 | by Balanced Family0
5 Reasons to Buy a Condo
Finding a place to live is not always a fun time. There are so many choices out there and as long as you can stay within your price range you have to think about the size of the house, the location, the school district, the neighborhood, plus all kinds of other factors like if you want a yard or land or if you would mind living upstairs or downstairs if you get an apartment. Little things like that can become a big issue when you are trying to find a great place to live for you and your family. While you may have considered apartments and houses, you may not have thought of the perfect balance of the two: a condo. Living in a condo has many benefits to it. Here are a few reasons you will want to look at condos for sale.
- Best of Both Worlds
Living in a condo is like living in a small house. It has all the benefits of a house like an in home washer and dryer, enough space for a small family to live there comfortable, large bedrooms, master bathroom plus another full bathroom, depending on the condo. There are so many great things about living in a condo. Plus, you have your own address just like a house. Then the apartment side of things, like not having to pay some of the utilities, cheaper rent, etc. can all be very beneficial. When you live in a condo, you don’t have to choose between a house and an apartment, you can choose both and be very happy!
You don’t have to take care of them! That’s the best part. It’s like having a huge backyard that you share with a few other friendly people and someone else waters and mows and blows the leaves and cleans up. As long as you are willing to pay the HOA fee, which most neighborhoods will have anyway, then you can guarantee that someone else will upkeep and maintain the surrounding area. You probably can still have your own little walled in area in the back of your condo, especially if you are downstairs but the main area where the trees and grass are is all maintained by whoever the HOA hires to take care of the landscaping.
Living in a condo gives you a chance to live with like minded people who didn’t want to have to choose between a house or an apartment. In a condo community there is a community spirit among the neighbors. They look out for one another and the close proximity gives you many people to say hello to which makes a much safer neighborhood. When the neighbors know each other and get along, they will see when something is out of sorts and will watch out for you as you watch out for them. Knowing your neighbors is also beneficial if you need to go out of town for a period of time. There is bound to be someone willing to feed your pets and water your plants and check on things in the house while you are gone. Condo neighbors are just friendly that way.
Condos are very affordable, even luxury condos for sale are considerably lower in price than single family homes. If you are going to be a first time home owner, investing in a condo is a great opportunity. You get the benefits and experience of being a homeowner without having to pay the sky high amounts that you would for a regular house. Even if you are renting, condos are cheaper than houses simply because of the land around the home that you will not be in charge of. If you are happy with someone else caring for the exterior, then take advantage of the lower prices and rent or buy a condo.
Many condo neighborhoods have pools and club houses and even game rooms that come with the cost of rent or mortgage and are open to all residents. Of course there are some condo communities that do not offer these kinds of things but usually that is a decision that the owners have come together on because of the type of neighborhood they want.