Condo Living: Is it Right For You?
The choice to transition from a family home to something smaller can be a tricky one…But who likes the phrase “empty nest” anyway?
Moving from a property that no longer suits your needs to a low-maintenance, chic, cozy nest can be an empowering lifestyle change.
We’ve all seen it before: The kids move out and excitedly get on with their lives, while the parents are expected to remain in a home they no longer need. This was the expectation, and because our kids have emotional attachments to their childhood homes, the decision to move on was often fraught with guilt.
But do you know what else our kids are attached to, even more so than their childhood homes? The idea of seeing their parents happy and fulfilled.
So, let’s talk about why downsizing your house is really upgrading your future:
Condo communities are specifically designed for convenience. Features like concierge services, elevators and accessible garbage chutes make the day-to-day tasks of living more efficient. Most condo communities are located close to the necessities: banks, grocery stores, coffee shops and more. But it’s perks such as on premise fitness centers, pools, saunas and entertainment rooms, that you won’t know how you ever lived without.
You’ll have a manicured property and communal garden…All without owning a lawn mower. Underground parking keeps your vehicle clean, secure and snow-free, no shovel required. You won’t need a pool boy to enjoy your daily swim, and cleaning services are very common in condo-living. So you can finally repurpose the time you’ve been dedicating to all of these mundane tasks, and use to it have fun! If you intend to see the world, you won’t have to worry about home security, a thirsty lawn or snow clearing while you’re sipping an espresso in Italy.
Condos have onsite security, so if you live alone you won’t have any worries. Stairs will no longer pose an issue for those with mobility challenges and there’s no need to worry about the straining tasks of home ownership, such yard work and shoveling, which can often create a health risk to seniors.
4) Lifestyle and Community
The suburbs are touted as the ideal place to raise kids, but you might want to reconsider spending your golden years there. Condo living typically upgrades you to an urban setting, which means more culture, restaurants, art, events and more. You’ll be immersed in a social environment with like-minded people. Say hello to more friends, fun and entertainment!
Contact me today to discuss whether condo living meets your needs!