Benefits of Strata Living
June 10, 2021
When you are buying a new home, there are a few things to consider such as price and location, but you must also ask yourself what type of lifestyle you want to enjoy and how much time you are willing to dedicate to fixing, repairing, mowing the lawn, painting the fence, shoveling snow or power washing the exterior. Buying a townhome can be that perfect fit for those who would rather spend their time enjoying what is important to them. Yes, there may be monthly condo fees, but the benefits far outweigh the costs.
The benefits include
Lock & leave lifestyle – leave all the maintenance behind to enjoy worry-free travel and time on the weekend to focus on what is important to you.
Less Maintenance – the strata is responsible for maintaining the exterior of your home which includes such things as mowing the lawn, pressure washing, fence painting, deck repair, weed pulling, window washing, snow removal, and much more.
Have a say – your strata is run by a council voted on and run by those living within your community. Get involved and have a say in your community.
Lower price – townhomes are a more affordable option than a single-family home, so enjoy the savings while you reap the rewards of low-maintenance living.
Shared costs – when costly expenses arise, strata living provides you the security of knowing these costs will be shared amongst the other homeowners. This way you only owe for your portion of the expense.
Security – having neighbours close by makes the community you live in that much safer for everyone.
Amenities – certain amenities can really add to your monthly fees such as pools, hot tubs, and those costly to maintain. Look for a community with outdoor and/or low-maintenance amenities in order to keep your monthly fees low.
Community Living – living in a community definitely has its perks. Residents who get to know their neighbours and socialize, often come together to form strong and coordinated councils that effectively and efficiently manage the property.
Your not alone – the strata manager and council are there to assist you. If you have a complaint or problem, making a phone call to your strata manager or council makes it easier to resolve as you have a team working for you.