Anyone who has spent a great deal of time on the road has trouble settling in once they change jobs or perhaps retire. For this reason, they continue travelling about, perhaps seasonally such as south for the winter. Whether you are still travelling in your line of work, in the military or just like to see the world, owning a home can present a number of challenges.
Perhaps if you want to buy someplace to call home but aren’t quite ready for all the responsibilities of a house, have you considered the benefits of owning a condo? Here are a few good reasons why condos are the perfect investment for travellers.
Added Security While Away from Home
No matter how efficient a security system is, there is nothing quite like having someone on the premises at all times. While there wouldn’t be someone within your condo at all times, you have the benefit of the next best thing. Some of your neighbours are always at home and they can keep a watchful eye out for you while you’re away.
If you have a security system and the alarm goes off, the condo association or neighbours can see to talking to your security company or the local police for you. A single family dwelling may be too far removed from neighbours to have this benefit.
Little or No Maintenance on Condos
Whether you live in a city or in the suburbs, there is always a great deal of maintenance on a property that many people just don’t like to deal with. Either they have physical limitations, work long hours or simply don’t want to shovel snow, for example.
When living in condos in Montreal and other northern cities that get a lot of snow, this is something that is a major consideration. Even so, this is something you won’t need to worry about while you are gadding about the globe because again, the grounds crew takes care of that whether you are home or away.
Easier to Close up for Extended Periods of Time
One of the reason why so many Canadians who like to head south for the winter choose condo living is because it is so much easier to close up for several months. There are fewer rooms, as a rule, and there aren’t garages, garden sheds and other out buildings to worry about. You only need to clean and secure your unit and the maintenance team will see to keeping the outdoors clean as they do every other day of the year.
Travellers really can benefit from living in a condo and will be able to hit the road whenever the fancy strikes them. Unlike living in a house, condos can easily be closed up and secured. There are always neighbours near at hand and the condo association can be your liaison with the security company should the need arise.
Whether you are a retiree traveling about or a professional travelling ‘in the line of duty,’ you want to know that your home will be safe when you return. For this reason, condos are preferred by those who travel a lot.