Condo living offers many benefits over traditional home ownership. Below are four key factors in deciding whether to own a home or a condo and which is best suited to your lifestyle.
Factors to consider
Do you desire to be away from people? Do you picture yourself living down a country road where the biggest bothers to your daily life are making sure the garage cans are safe from raccoons and that you don’t hit a deer with your car on your way home? If so, then perhaps owning a traditional home in the countryside is better for you.
If however, on the other hand, you are more of a people person, then condo living may be better for you. For some, just a casual hello or knowing that there are others around is comfort enough to feel like you are not living in seclusion.
If being around people is important to you for the social aspects provided, then city living is, perhaps better suited for you.
Things to do (activities and entertainment)
Living an active lifestyle can come in many forms like; a daily hike through the woods, a walk through the neighborhood, or marching through Mainstreet and shopping malls.
Although all of these methods of exercise are beneficial preferring one over the other is a matter of choice and which one you prefer may help you decide where to purchase your next home or condominium.
Also, the proximity to sporting events concerts and other forms of entertainment are all items to consider in your next home purchase decision.
If you or your significant other are handy around the home and you enjoy fixing and working on things, then traditional home ownership may be best for you.
If on the other hand, you are not that handy around the house or if you prefer to leave fix-it jobs to the professionals then you may be better suited for condo living.
If you are a foodie and you want to choose from a variety of cuisine choices, then condo or city living is the better choice. If however, you love cooking at home, and more traditional food suits your palate just fine, then a traditional home and neighborhood may be best for you.