The Advantage of Buying a Cond0 hands down is:
At the risk of sounding like an episode of Family Feud, Survey Says: “Maintenance.”
Universally, Condo Owners report the Number One Advantage of buying a Condo is Maintenance. A word of caution: That advantage applies only to exterior maintenance. Lawn mowing, pool care, trimming the hedges, cleaning gutters, painting, roof repair and more all fall to the Condo Association. Many a Condo Owner in other parts of the country thrills at the idea of leaving their snow shovel behind. Imagine a universe where each of those chores disappears from Your To~Do list!
So have You ever wished You could add hours to Your weekend? Condo Associations do just that by taking over all common area chores. But remember: what happens inside Your Unit; that remains Your responsibility. Water heaters, garbage disposal, dishwasher, electrical problems remain Yours and Yours alone.
Other advantages of buying a condo
While Maintenance scores highest on most Owner’s lists, the advantages to Condo Living go on and on. The Unit price, compared to a private Home, almost always comes in considerably lower. It stands to reason then that Condos require lower down payments and have lower monthly mortgage payments.
Then there is the freedom to lock Your door and go, anywhere, anytime. This unique type of Condo freedom tops the list for many Owners. With that freedom comes the added benefit of privacy. No need to worry whether the kid You hired to mow will post online where he’s working and why.
Many Condos come with Amenities similar to Luxury Apartments. These often include swimming pools, gyms, tennis courts and jogging trails. All the maintenance and upkeep of these common areas also fall to Your Condo Association which is another advantage to buying a condo..
Every Condo Complex is a neighborhood unto itself. Its shared amenities give neighbors a better than average chance to meet and get to know their fellow Unit owners. For many, this Networking possibility and added Sociability factor presents yet another advantage to living the Condo lifestyle.
Before You make Your final decision, we urge You to check out our post, Disadvantages of Owning a Condo. We never want You to come away from our presentation with just half the picture.
Condos may not be for everyone. But for the right person or Family, they can provide the ideal, carefree, luxury Home setting.
We have a large and diverse array of Condos for You to check out here. Some have just come on the market.
Researched and written for the Ewen Real Estate Team by James F. Ewen J.D.