We’re very lucky in Prince George, BC. Our city still has plenty of affordable options for homebuyers, whether you’re in the market for a house, a condo, an acreage or a townhouse.
But which option is the best fit for you?
If you’re curious about condominiums, here are five signs that a condo lifestyle might be ideal for you:
1) You want to downsize
Maybe your kids have left home, and you’re having trouble managing a larger property. Or, you’re looking for a simpler lifestyle for yourself or your family.
Maybe you don’t use all the space you have, and you don’t want to spend time and money maintaining a larger home. A condo could be the ideal solution if you’re ready to downsize.
2) You worry about budgeting for home expenses
If you own a house, it can be extremely stressful when major issues arise. Need a new roof, or repairs to the foundation? You could suddenly be faced with a bill for thousands of dollars.
When you buy a condo, your monthly strata fee will help pay for shared building costs. That means peace of mind when it comes to budgeting for monthly expenses and getting major issues fixed.
3) You like to travel
When you own a house, it isn’t always easy to leave it. There are a host of problems that could emerge, and go unnoticed, while your house is unoccupied.
When you live in a condo, you’re free to lock up and leave, knowing that you live in a secure, managed building. You also won’t have to worry about leaving a house that looks unoccupied.
4) Convenience is more important to you than extra space
Yes, if you buy a condo you will be giving up space, but you’ll also be simplifying your life. You’ll only keep the things you actually use, and with the convenience of managing a smaller space, your home life will probably feel much less hectic.
Many condo developments have storage lockers available to residents, so you won’t have to give up your weekend hobbies to enjoy clutter-free daily living.
Some condo buildings offer a range of other convenient amenities. You won’t have to make an extra trek to the gym to stay healthy if you chose a development with a residents-only gym.
5) You need more time in your daily routine
Many of us lead busy lives. Whether its finding time to work out, socialize with friends or look after the grandkids, most of us wish we had more time for the things we really care about.
It is very time consuming to clean and maintain a house. In Prince George, many property owners also lose a lot of time to snow shovelling and seasonal yard maintenance.
Choosing a condo close to where you work means you could save time on all those chores and your commute. In a downtown urban area, you’ll also save time by being next door to a range of services and entertainment options.
Park House Condominiums
Team Powerhouse Realty is proud to be the exclusive sales team for Park House Condominiums. Currently under construction, Park House Condos offers modern one and two bedroom spacious homes in the heart of downtown Prince George. For more information, check out our Park House website page or call one of our experienced REALTORS®.