Those on the market for a new home these days tend to have two major options: a condo, or a standalone home. Each of these come with their own advantages (and, of course, their own price tags) and each are suited to a particular type of buyer. A buyer must first assess his or her main priorities, the verify whether a condo or a home fits those most. For those thinking about buying a condo, here are some of the advantages that can be expected.
While some people are “lone wolves” who strictly enjoy their own company or perhaps the company of close friends and family members, others appreciate being an integral part of a larger community. These people naturally gravitate to purchasing a condo over a home due to the sense of community that comes with condo living. Even though there are walls separating the units effectively, living in a condo means living with dozens or hundreds of others, and the people living together are part of an extended family. The condo is represented not only by its build and aesthetics, but by the kind of people living in them.
Proximity to the City Center for a Relatively Low Price
There’s a reason why condos have been erected so frequently over the last few years; they’re a cost-effective, efficient way to provide mass living in areas closer to the center of town. With how developed the Bay Area real estate market is, it’s incredibly difficult and incredibly costly to purchase a standalone home anywhere near the city center. Those who prioritize urban living over privacy view condos as the best viable option for their residence.
Avoiding Most Home Maintenance Tasks
While condo owners are still required to periodically sweep the rooms of their house, dust the shelves, and do their laundry every so often, they still get to effectively skip the arduous tasks that are necessary in maintaining a standalone home. By living a condo, a person never has to worry about mowing the lawn, cleaning the roof, and enclosing the pool every night. These services are all provided to them by the condo maintenance workers and are outlined in the costs of the condo fees they pay.
Elegance and Style
Because the vast majority of condos have been erected in relatively recent years, many of them have been designed with modern aesthetic trends in mind. The zeitgeist of modern design centers on minimalism; minimalism is easy and cost-efficient to implement in an interior design and, when executed correctly, looks absolutely brilliant. Many homes on the outskirts of town still sport retro designs that simply don’t match up to the flash and style of the average condo.