Just the other day, I was surprised and a little stunned to hear that an old friend and neighbour was putting their home up for sale. Unfortunately, their health has taken a downturn and they are no longer able to keep up with all the maintenance which a house requires. It does seem sad to get to that stage in life, yet, I do feel it is better to make that decision now, rather than later when there aren't any choices.
As they list their home on the real estate market, they are making preparations to purchase a condo.
Condos are a much sought after home alternative. I think, though, that a good rule of thumb is to take a little time and get to know the condominium complex and make sure it is a good fit with the way you live. Take the time to ask questions and make several visits during various times throughout the day or evening just to see how things function.
For my neighbours, their number one reason for moving to a condo, is not having to worry about yard work or snow removal. Many complexes offer amenities such as a pool, and other recreational facilities, which are always a nice bonus. In my neighbours case assigned parking close to the door is a must.
A new beginning in a new home can be exciting and possibly a little
unnerving. Just be sure that the condo complex you choose to move into
suits your lifestyle. Condos are as diverse as the people who live in them. Find your perfect home by looking for condos such as District Griffin, which is rich in history, or, maybe a peaceful small town setting is what you desire.
I wish my old friend and neighbour all the best in their new home and look forward to dropping in to visit them in their new place.