Should you Buy a Condominium or a Single-Family Home?

By Warren McNeil

Kitchener Waterloo and Cambridge offer a huge selection of condos, lofts or singles. Whether you want to live in a Kitchener Waterloo condos for saleKaufman loft, a Keats Way condo, a single-family in Doon South or a townhouse in North Waterloo the choices are  endless. But which is the best option?

I have written similar blogs about this topic before but it never seems to get old. I have lots of clients who say to me they would never pay a condo fee. I have other clients who say, they want somewhere that will allow them the freedom to come and go as they please without having to worry about maintenance. Whatever the case is, people have their preference and here are a couple of thoughts to ponder.

One of the cons to condo living is the extra monthly fee you have to pay for maintenance. I had a client say to me recently that they feel that the monthly condo fee is a waste of money. These people lived in a single-family home for 30 years and were used to doing all of their own maintance and upkeep on their house. My goal with them was to explain the benefits of condo living. One benefit I shared with them was that condo living would allow them the flexibility to travel for extended periods of time while leaving the condo unattended. All maintenane and upkeep is taken care of for them. No snow to shovel and no grass to mow.  We have many clients who own condos and lofts who absolutely love that they don’t have to worry about these types of things.

Kitchener lofts and condosChoosing a condominium over a single-family home is about choosing a lifestyle. If you are used to living in a single-family home then moving into a condominium could be a huge shock to you. But wouldn’t it be great to not have to be responsible for repairs or other maintenance.  What about underground parking or access to a swimming pool? These are all amenities you can expect from living in a condominium.

 Overall, condominiums are a pretty secure investment for buyers over the last ten years. With diligent research on your part, you’ll be able to answer your own “which option is better?” question in the end and feel good about your decision.

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Warren & Melanie McNeil | Sales Representatives, Team McNeil
Re/Max Twin City Realty, Brokerage
( 519.579.4110 
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3227 King St E, Great Value for the money! ($150,000-180,000)

By Warren McNeil

3227 King St E, Kitchener

3227 King St E, Kitchener

A couple of months ago I sold a condo at 3227 King St E in Kitchener. (Near Heffner Toyota) I met a gentlemen from out west and we looked at several different condos. Some of the units we looked at were as much as $100,000 more for the same or less square footage and we couldn’t believe the value that a condo unit in 3227 King St E had. My client was quite impressed and bought the unit.

This Kitchener condominium  is oriented to seniors but anyone can live there. They have really nice facilities such as a pool, fitness centre and underground parking. The condo is situated in close proximity to Fairview Mall & Sportsword Drive. We looked at several other nice size units but none compared to the unit my client purchased. The listing agent said that over a period of time, his seller spent over $60,000 in updates. This was definitely evident. The kitchen was all updated with newer appliances. The bathrooms were also updated. This was the perfect condo for my client.

If you are looking for spacious condos under 200,000 in Kitchener, consider the condos at 3227 King St E, Kitchener. Pricing is  around 150,000-180,000 with a condo fee of approximately $340-370 per month. The fee includes water,maintence and inside parking. There are presently 5 units for sale.

Thanks for reading!

Warren & Melanie McNeil | Sales Representatives, Team McNeil
Re/Max Twin City Realty, Brokerage
( 519.579.4110 
www.kitchenerlofts.com


Thanks for reading!

Warren & Melanie McNeil | Sales Representatives, Team McNeil
RE/MAX Twin City Realty, Brokerage ( 519.579.4110 | 519-498-8118