Condo living is increasingly becoming popular among many young Canadian professionals. It wasn’t too long ago when parents and grandparents alike discouraged high-rise living in favor of traditional homes. The quirks and exigencies of 21st century living, however, seem to favor the maintenance-free lifestyle of living in a townhome condo. Convenience is the primary condition for the preference, but even especially so among young professionals, is the proximity of their home to their workplace. Other amenities, like a swimming pool, gym, and even a spa-sauna, are added perks for those who are willing to pay a little more for the benefits.
Condo living becomes increasingly more desirable when condo owners factor in the fact that they no longer have to worry about lawn mowing, basement flooding, gutter cleaning, and major annual repairs. Maintenance is taken care of by the building administration, and the cost is part of what unit owners pay monthly in association dues. It’s perfect for those who are too busy to keep up with house repairs and maintenance. Condominiums, even townhome condos, are not necessarily cheaper than traditional homes, but in the end, your lifestyle preference determines how far you’re willing to spend for one or the other.
It is predicted that future homes in major cities, including Winnipeg, would be mainly condominiums by 2020, due to high demand. Of course, traditional homes will remain the choice for those with special preferences for space or a personal garden.