Why choose a condo?
In any city, condo living has its own brand of allure. The option to build equity without the headaches that plague traditional home owners is at the top of the list. Most condominiums are owned “walls in.” This means that owners rely on the condo corporation to take care of the general upkeep of the property.
Condo owners enjoy manicured grounds and well-kept exteriors, but don’t have to spend their weekends mowing the lawn or painting the siding. Often, big expenses like a new roof are included or significantly reduced in price to the owners.
Typically, condos are located amidst a bustling urban environment. This appeals to those looking to avoid long commutes to work. Ridding yourself of a long commute reduces stress, expense, and frees up time for leisure activities – something so many people seem to be lacking these days.
The time you get back from avoiding long drives to and from work are put to good use when living in the city. That hour can be spent instead at the friendly cafe down the street or the pub with live entertainment on the corner. Easy access to dining, shopping, and entertainment that city life provides is a benefit Toronto condo owners rave about.
Even with all the benefits, condo living isn’t for everyone. People state a drawback to condo ownership is the lack of green space. For some, it’s a difficult choice between urban amenities and mature trees atop lush lawns.
This is where Toronto condominiums shine.
More than just a city with abundant parks, Toronto is called “the city in a park.” Here you don’t have to make the difficult choice above. Instead, you can own a piece of Toronto real estate, including all the amenities and low maintenance, and still enjoy shady Oak trees, miles of hiking trails, and even sparkling Lake Ontario water views.
This magical mix of living in the centre of an energized and thriving city while enjoying nature’s bounty is truly an option unique to Toronto condos. The opportunity to live in a financial and cultural epicentre without sacrificing natural splendour is truly the best of both worlds.
Toronto condos come in as vast a variety as their single-family counterparts. From smaller, economical units to spacious condominiums with magnificent views, the choice is yours. Whether your priority is a modern high-rise with all the bells and whistles or a historic pad close to public transportation, I can help you find the right fit.
Amenities offered also vary. Nearly all condos operate with a Condo Corporation to take care of shared spaces like elevators, lawns, and parking. Some also include extras like gyms, pools, on-site security, and even concierge service.
Shopping for Toronto condos presents at least as many, though different, options to navigate as buying a house. It’s important to understand the market, neighborhoods, and intricacies of agreements. Randomly selecting condos to look at can leave you more confused than informed. Often, it is deceiving without knowing the fine print and jargon.
If you are thinking about buying a condo in Toronto, I can help. I have intimate knowledge of the market as well as valuable connections. More importantly though, I am not a faceless brokerage. Choosing a home is a very personal process. I am honored to be involved in such a process and treat each client with the respect and personal attention they deserve.