Posted on June 17, 2015

The Benefits of Condo Life

Condo life offers many advantages. Here are some of the top benefits:

Safety and security: Neighbours can help you feel more secure in your home. Also, if you travel, you’ll feel more comfortable leaving home knowing that others are around to keep an eye out. Some condos provide added security with a concierge and a buzzer entry system.

Central location:
Many condos are built in central, convenient locations. Close proximity to shopping, restaurants, schools and other amenities means condo-owners can spend less time commuting and more time living. Condos like Crown and Station Square, which are built at major transit hubs, also up the convenience factor.

Small luxuries: Many condo buildings have shared spaces like rooftop decks and a gym or yoga room – luxuries that are tough to come by in a single-family home. Also, smaller spaces often mean builders pay more attention to details like countertops and storage solutions.

Affordability: Cost is often one of the first considerations when buying a home. In cities across Metro Vancouver, condos are more affordable than single-family homes. Condos make it possible for first-time homebuyers to get in to the market.

Shared responsibility: As the owner of a condo unit, you are not solely responsible for repairs of common areas or the building’s exterior. Your condo fees cover routine maintenance and repairs. And of course, you don’t have to do any of the work yourself!

No yard work: Most people don’t enjoy mowing the lawn or cleaning gutters. Living in a condo means you don’t have to spend your Saturdays doing yard work. Landscaping at condo buildings is taken care of by someone else, allowing you a chance to relax and enjoy.