The search for condos for sale, whether in the form of a Watten Estate condo or somewhere else, can be tiring but also should be exciting. You are looking for a new place to live that could make a big difference in your life. There are a lot of advantages to choosing a condo over a small house. In the city, it makes a lot more sense in terms of space. You can access more amenities and find condos in much better locations. As you look for a condo, here are three factors to remember.
The price of the condo is not the only cost.
One of the big reasons a person might choose to move into a condo such as one of the Marina View residences is the common areas and amenities it gives them access to. The more amenities there are, the more you will have to pay in fees that will be due either monthly, quarterly or even yearly. Security, common areas to gather, a pool, a gym, private parking and so on. When you are looking at the price, you also need to factor in moving and monthly costs. Some places are also more energy efficient, so your bills for heating and cooling will be lower, making it attractive for long-term reduced costs and for being better for the environment.
Consider how well-insulated the units are
Insulation is not just something to consider for the sake of energy efficiency. When living in a condo, a part of that has close neighbours. You want your Watten Estate Condo to be insulated so that you are not dealing with a lot of outside noise and noise from neighbours. Consider the materials used in the ceiling, walls and floors and also think about the condo’s location. If you choose to be right at the top, you have less traffic and no one above you. However, you do have a long journey in the elevator or, worse, more stairs to climb.
Think about who your potential neighbours are
Different buildings have different types of people, affecting the community and the feel of the place. When you visit the Marina View Residences or where you are considering buying, get a feel for the people living there or the types of people who will be there if they are still being developed. Are they mostly owned, or are they rentals? The latter means you will see more people coming and going. Owners tend to look after the common areas more as they are in them for the long term.
Condos can be very satisfying to live in for single people, couples and even families too. Having access to amenities can have a positive effect on your lifestyle too. Just consider the noise factor, who is living around you and whether you can afford those extra monthly costs.