Are you searching for a new house? The chances are a condo will be much more suited to your style. There are many benefits to opting for a condo over a house. Here are just some of the reasons you need to consider one.
Home Is Relative
Your home is where you decide to call home. You could have a cave and view it as your home, even if it doesn’t have all the space and luxuries that a three bedroom house does. Instead of viewing a house as the only place you can call home, think about what you need from the place. It’s somewhere you can relax and you want to go to after the end of a long day at work.
No Need for Lawn Care
Lawn care is a thing of the past when it comes to condos. You don’t have a garden to have to worry about, and the communal area is usually cared for by the building manager or between all the people living within the condo.
This can be a downside if you have a young family, but there are often parks very close by.
Think about the cost of rent or your mortgage. It is usually cheaper when you opt for a condo, because there is less space and it is valued less. You could find that you’re paying hundreds of dollars less each month, which means it’s better for your finances.
If you really want a home at some point, take advantage of the savings right now and buy the dream home instead of one that you have to make do with.
Small Utility Bills
As well as the cost of the condo being cheaper, the running of it usually is. There are usually fewer rooms and a smaller space to heat and light. Yes, the building overall is bigger, but you only have to pay for the electricity, gas or oil used in your smaller space. You’ll also benefit from the heat of the people around you seeping through your walls, meaning you put the heating on less.
Get to Know Your Neighbours
Getting to know neighbours in a street can be difficult. In fact, it can be impossible depending on where you move to. In a condo, you’re likely to see the people going in and out on a daily basis.
It’s going to make it easier to get to know them, make new friends and find people you can rely on. It could really improve your social life.
Less to Clean
Remember the space is smaller. While that offers a downside if you like having more room, it does mean that you have less to clean! There is no need to worry about vacuuming that space that you hardly every use.
Chances are every space is used for something, but the mess will not pile up as much. Smaller spaces encourage you to me more organised on a daily basis.