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Thinking of Lifestyle Change to Condo

Not Martha's picture
Not Martha

We are a retired couple living on Vancouver Island and contemplating selling our home and buying a condo in downtown Victoria. We love the idea a city life can bring with amenities and the freedom to resume travel but know it will be an incredible adjustment parting with our garden and the privacy we enjoyed for well over 35 years. It would be so helpful if others out there, who have made the similar move, to share their experiences with us, good bad or ugly.
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roofrestoration...

Moving to a condo have advantages especially if its near your workplace but as mentioned condo fee increases every year. And petroleum increases everyday. So its best to just go with the condo thing.

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tommylee

It is good to get a condo while you are still working and if it is close to your workplace. When you reach retirement age you may need more privacy and some open space that a condo cannot provide. The condo fees are also very expensive.apartments for rent murfreesboro tn

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HazelJosephine

A good realtor prepares his/her property to appeal the most likely buyer. Most sellers not adjust the house that brings a higher price. A good realtor also gives him/her self-ample time to market the unit, so they can have a little more time with the sale.

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dytecture

I have made the transition from suburban house to downtown condo for the past 2 years, I didn't regret the choice. Below are some of my thoughts on pros and cons of living in a condo vs a house.Pros:-less maintenance-downtown living means more active lifestyle and social engagement-less reliance on the carCons:-condo fee usually increase every year-less space within your dwelling  

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