Advantages of Living Above It All
In a city the size of Atlanta, residents have their choice of what type of dwelling to call home. When it comes to making the choice between single family detached residences or the condominium lifestyle, there are there are some obvious and some not so obvious perks to going with the high-rise state-of-mind.
In most condominiums, being a member of the Homeowner’s Association is mandatory, and can come with fees, but don’t let this scare you away. There are so many hidden perks included in the fee that many homebuyers don’t realize. Maintenance in the common areas is often bundled in, taking away the hassle of landscaping, lawnmowing, and other responsibilities that can take a lot of time and energy. Some HOA’s are even known to throw in utilities which can save a considerable number of dollars over the long run. Perhaps one of the more cost-effective aspects of living in a condo is the fact that the common areas are also covered by the Associations insurance policy, leaving residents only accountable for the area within their walls. It is important to do your research before making your decision since all buildings are different when it comes to HOA rules.
One of the more obvious perks of condo living is the sense of security. Separate security companies are employed around the clock and often so is a concierge is to monitor who comes in and goes out of the building. Accompanied with parking garages with secured entrances and doors and elevators with fob only access, most condominiums are harder to get in than Fort Knox.
The ample amenities can likely be the tipping point for anyone on the fence to lean towards a condo instead of a house. Everything from pools, to fitness centers, clubhouses, to laundry and dry-cleaning services and beyond are at your fingertips for little to no additional cost.
One of the less obvious benefits to living in close proximity to your neighbors is the sense of community you can develop. Lifestyle coordinators working for the building management team often will plan regular, social interactions to bring residents together to mingle and get to know one another more intimately, removing the isolation that sometimes comes with detached, single family houses.
Now that you have made the decision to purchase, it is important to weigh all of your options. While condo living is not for everyone, it can be the best option for a low maintenance lifestyle with measurable cost advantages and chic, urban living.
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