Houses are okay, but for some of us it simply has to be an
apartment! They are a more secure and snug option and offer
low maintenance way to live our lives. If you opt for a serviced
apartment you can enjoy a host of extras and usually pay less
than you would for a house. Here we look at some tips that
you are welcome to follow when it comes to finding your ideal
Why Apartments Over Houses?
Apartments offer a better investment option for many potential
buyers as they are usually easier to sell than houses. The
high prices that are associated with a house can usually be
avoided by choosing an apartment as a cheaper option.
Apartments are usually easier to look after as they do not
have an outside garden or a roof to maintain.
You can't have everything and
with an apartment you may be
sacrificing a certain privacy
compared to a standalone
housing property. You may also
need to be a little more
considerate when it comes to
playing music and other noisy
If you have decided that an
apartment is the ideal
home for you, perhaps
you should consider the
location as a priority when
choosing one. You should
take the following aspects
into consideration when
thinking about location:
- Distance to work
- Distance to school
- Distance to shopping and other amenities
- Public transportation
- Views from your apartment
We all like to think of our homes as a safe haven, you will need to
answer these questions before making the purchase:
- How safe is the neighborhood your apartment is in? Can you walk around
safely in the evening without concern about being compromised?
- Are your neighbors okay? You will probably see them and hear them more
often than if you lived in a house.
- How secure is your entrance to the apartment block? Is there a security
guard and CCTV system in place for your safety?
- Do you have a residential manager on hand for your needs and issues?
It is all well and good having a stylish apartment, but you also
need some practical factors as well. The space can often be a
stumbling block in modern apartments and you need to be
happy with the size of your abode. If you are a singleton then
it isn't so much of a priority but is you are thinking of starting a
family, maybe you should think again about a bigger place.
One of the reasons that apartments are always popular is the
competitive price range they are in. If the price seems a little low,
maybe there is an underlying reason. Check out the condition of
the building and the surrounding neighborhood for hints and clues.
You should check out the following if you have any concerns:
- Extra Amenities