Why buy a condo?

Nowadays, you will find both condos and houses offered for sale in most urban areas, and the big question asked by many potential homebuyers is: 'Should I buy a condo or a house?’

Many people love living in a condo. Today, we share some of the biggest benefits:

1. Flexibility in Terms of Travel

People nowadays are more mobile than ever. Business trips, holidays, time spent abroad - these are all positive reasons that add up to the condo life. With a condo, you can leave your place unattended for extended periods by simply locking the door while off enjoying your nomad life.

2. No Yard to Mow

One of the biggest struggles for many busy homeowners is finding the time to mow the grass. When purchasing a condo, you generally don't have to do this - as your condominium association collects money for the maintenance of the yard shared by the group of homeowners.

3. A More Cost-Effective Option

In most cases, buying a condo is less expensive than buying a house. Obviously, this depends on the size of the house and the condo, but in general, the property values plus the cost of living in a condo is a more affordable option. 

4. A Sense of Community

Many homeowners living in a condo praise the way of living, and the sharing of space with their neighbourhood. Condo owners are placed in a closer proximity than many suburban homeowners, who live in houses with big yards separating them from neighbours. There is a real sense of community in a condo that can, for example, help in cases of emergency.

5. The Style of Urban Living

Last, but not least, is the style of urban living. What we mean by this is simply the fact that condos are meant for urban living. Saving you the space, costs and definitely some of the most common struggles with being a house owner, a condo will make sure to treat you to your utmost satisfaction by offering various alternatives to the house way of living, and, most of all, by accenting the future style of living and sharing.

As with everything in life, there are also cons to buying a condo, such as the sharing issues, and association fees. But cost-effectiveness, location, and sense of urban community are just a few of the strong advantages to living in a condo.

For more information on purchasing condos or houses in the Okanagan, please contact the Salt Fowler Team at 250-549-7258 or visit our website at www.SaltFowler.com.  

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About the Author

Lisa Salt is a Vernon born Realtor® who, along with her husband Gord Fowler from Calgary, lead one of the most successful and dynamic real estate teams in the North Okanagan. 

An international clay target shooting champion, Lisa brought the attributes of hard work and diligent focus to the real estate industry to create the success she and her team have today. 

To experience the local knowledge and expertise that only someone born and raised in the Okanagan can offer, call Lisa today and 'Just Add Salt'.

Website link:   http://www.saltfowler.com

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