Signs that you’re ready for Condo OwnershipNovember 10, 2016 by The Seasons | Seasons Newsletter
There are a lot of misconceptions about houses and condos. People think there’s a sort of natural progression from rented apartments to buying houses to retiring in a condo. While that is one reason to switch, it’s just the tip of the iceberg.
Condos don’t necessarily mean a pie in the sky and city living. Condos also exist in smaller areas like The Seasons on Little Lake where people are looking for more leisure time and less upkeep. There’s a lot more to think about when deciding whether to make the move. Here are some signs you might be ready for condo life.
1. UPKEEP IS GETTING YOU DOWN
Houses need a serious amount of work, both weekly and seasonally. The lawn has to be mowed. The walk and driveway need to be swept of leaves or shovelled clear of snow. Gutters need scraping, pools need cleaning, outside windows get dirty, and that’s just a few of the endless stream of small maintenance tasks necessary to keep your house looking its best.
If the work of maintaining a private yard is seeming to be nothing but a hassle, you may be ready for the carefree condo life. Your condo fees cover general maintenance and landscaping without you lifting a finger. This means no lawns to mow, no snow to shovel, road maintenance is taken care of along with landscaping. As well, when you live at The Seasons, not only do you have acres of parks and trails to enjoy, you also have your own patio and a small yard.
In the long run condos cost less to maintain and with condo ownership, there is also a reserve fund to address any significant costs that may arise.
2. MORE TIME FOR LIVING
Living in a master-planned community like The Seasons means you’ll likely have access to more recreation activities than you have at home. At The Seasons, not only do you have access to outdoor trails and other external amenities, it’s also the perfect place to host family and friends.
3. YOUR CHILDREN ARE INVOLVED IN ENDLESS EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES.
Today’s parents spend much of their evenings and weekends taking children to various activities such as hockey, soccer, music lessons etc. leaving little time for gardening or even shovelling the driveway. Living in a community like The Seasons where all that is taken care of gives families more free time to spend together.
4.YOUR CHILDREN HAVE MOVED OUT.
We live longer these days, with more life to live between when kids leave the nest and retirement. This is the perfect time to trade the suburbs for a Season’s home.