If you are considering purchasing a condo in Calgary, you are part of a growing trend. Perhaps you are in the market for your very first home, or you are considering downsizing and curious how living in a condo might affect your lifestyle. Condo living isn’t for everyone, but it offers some unique conveniences that many home owners value. Here are four questions to ask yourself if you are considering purchasing a condo:
- Are you looking for an affordable home in a great neighbourhood? Condos are an incredibly popular option for buyers in the Calgary market because of their affordability. Particularly in convenient downtown locations, condo dwellers are able to live nearby, even within walking distance, work and amenities that mean the most to them.
- Do you like to come and go without worrying about the security of your home? Young professionals and downsizers love condo living because it offers them a housing option that doesn’t interfere with their lifestyle. If you enjoy locking the door, and heading to Banff for the weekend, or heading to a warmer climate for a number of months, living in a condo might be a great option for you.
- Do you enjoy the financial security of fixed payments? Condo fees cover different things depending on the building. However, in most cases, they pay for all of the building’s exterior maintenance. This can include repairs to the balconies, cleaning the hallways, maintaining the landscaping, etc. Although condo fees will cost you a few hundred dollars per month, you should never be on the hook for replacing a roof, or buying a new furnace, like you would in a typical home.
- Would you like to spend more time enjoying the things you love, and less time keeping up with your home? For busy professionals and retirees, maintaining a home is something they can do without. Condo living is ideal for people who want to free up their schedules for other things, like maintaining an active lifestyle and traveling.
Do you need to move to celebrate the changes that are happening in your life? Let me serve you in helping you make the move to the place or home that reflects where you are in life’s journey! I will listen to your needs and use my knowledge and expertise to make this a smooth transition to the right place for you to call home in Calgary. Contact me at 403-708-5873, firstname.lastname@example.org, or www.allisonjames.com and let’s get on with your journey!
About Allison James
Allison James has been a realtor® since 1999 with Century 21 Bamber Realty Ltd. in the changing Calgary real estate market. A Century 21 Centurion Award 2007 recipient and a member of CREA and AREA, she specializes in residential real estate and has her designations as a Seniors Real Estate Specialist and a Certified Condominium Specialist. These designations testify that she has the expertise and resources to help her clients make a smooth transition to the next step in their life journey. She enjoys helping her clients as they move through many of the same stages of life that she, too, has experienced. The fact that the majority of her business comes from past clients and/or referrals from satisfied clients speaks volumes about her dedication to the high quality of service that she offers her clients to meet their Calgary and surrounding area real estate needs. She is a mother of four who are all on their own now, and a grandmother of eight. Besides helping people buy or sell real estate, she loves spending time with her family, being active outdoors, traveling and meeting new people, photography, playing the drums, reading, scuba diving, listening to music, learning new things, and nurturing her spiritual growth.