Condos and Apartments for Sale
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About Condo Livng in Metro Vancouver
Condo owners love the lock-up-and-go lifestyle. It’s ideal for people who travel or are away often for extended periods of time. Condo living means your home is secure and maintenance-free while you’re gone. Plus, condo living is low maintenance. Owners pay a monthly maintenance fee and the building manager handles things like landscaping, snow removal, care of the common areas and the garbage/recycling facilities. Condo living is also one of the safest ways to live. The close proximity of neighbours results in less crime. Features like gated parkades, security cameras and personalized FOBs that restrict access to your particular floor are additional security-minded features. New condos have new technology such as pre-wiring for internet and cable. The variety and quality of amenities are attractive and often include a fitness facility, a media room, a yoga studio, a lounge or party room, a hot tub, a guest suite or even a concierge. Location of condominiums is typically convenient in major city centres and near many urban amenities including public transit, walking trails, shopping and restaurants. Condo living allows people to live in a more desirable location for a more affordable price than a house. Often, condo living is the only way to be able to live in the heart of a city. As an added bonus, condos often offer views from higher levels and provide interesting outdoor spaces.
Advantages of Purchasing Pre-Sale Condos
Buying pre-sale offers many advantages. Typically buying a pre-sale means you get a better selection of the type and style of home you desire than a re-sale home would, often at a better price than you would pay down the road, upon completion. Pre-sale homes are attractive to many buyers as they allow you to grow your equity now with just a deposit, (before your mortgage begins at completion). In some markets, the wait between when you buy your home and when you take possession gives you time to save by providing the convenience of installment payments. During this time, your home’s value may rise. Interest rates are held at today’s level by the banks so if the rates rise, your rate is protected until completion. If the rates fall, so will yours. Either way, you benefit. People like buying pre-sale as they take comfort in the fact that they will be moving into a brand new home that takes advantage of newest in technology and design trends.
Living in Metro Vancouver
Vancouver has ranked highly in worldwide "liveable city" rankings for more than a decade according to business magazine assessments and it was also acknowledged by Economist Intelligence Unit as the first city to rank among the top-ten of the world's most liveable cities for five straight years. It has hosted many international conferences and events, including the 1954 British Empire and Commonwealth Games, Expo 86, and the World Police and Fire Games in 1989 and 2009. The 2010 Winter Olympics and 2010 Winter Paralympics were held in Vancouver and nearby Whistler, a resort community 125 km (78 mi) north of the city