Establish a Plan
A good plan can save time and money, and working with the right professionals can alleviate stress. We can help you develop that plan. Whether choosing to move now or later, you should start putting your home in order today. It can be daunting to start the process so let us connect you with the right professionals to help.
People downsize for several reasons and there are many benefits:
- Current Home Larger than Current Needs
- Simplify your Lifestyle
- Fresh Start
- Reduce Home Maintenance
- Increase Freedom to Travel
- Free up Financial Resources to Pursue Passions
Where to Live
Consider these things when choosing where to live:
- Access to Arts and Entertainment
- Local Recreation Center
- Volunteer Opportunities
- Senior Employment Opportunities
- Shopping and Restaurants
- Access to Medical Care
- Proximity to Transportation
- Local Parks
- Proximity to Family and Friends
Housing Styles and Amenities
Condominiums come in different shapes and sizes. The amenities each community offers may be different as well. The first thing to consider is style. There are 4 main categories: Villa, Townhome, Mid-Rise and High-Rise.
Condominium Styles - Discover Your Options for What's Next
Most villas are single-story, but there are some 1.5-story designs. The villa is the condominium-style that is most similar to a traditional free standing home. They only share exterior side walls, and have attached garages and private decks and/or patios. Most are built in pairs, but there are some communities that link more. Villas tend to offer the most privacy, but the least in amenities and service.
Similiar to a villa, but townhomes tend to be more vertical in design and often have a bedroom upstairs. They range from 2-3 stories and some have elevators. Most townhomes will have an attached garage and private decks and/or patios. The lifestyle is similar to a villa offering a high-level of privacy but a lower level of amenities and services.
The mid-rise building is a good fit for those who don’t want to be on a ground floor, but also don’t like to be high in the sky or in a heavily populated building. Most midrise buildings in our market are located a few blocks away from commercial and business districts. Usually, 3-4 stories tall and 12 or more units per building, these properties often have elevator access and the floors are set up similar to a hotel. The amenities vary from building to building but we have a comprehensive list we can share with you at your consultation.
Condominium living offers a long list of amenities making it a popular option for carefree lifestyle. We have a comprehensive list of the specific amenities available to each condominium community, but below are a few examples:
- Inground pool
- Tennis courts
- Banquet facilities
- Party/card rooms
- Hotel-like rooms for guests
- Dog parks
- Valet parking
- Park-like greenspace