Considering moving into an apartment? Whether it’s the location, breathtaking views or cheaper living costs. Apartment living looks to be the way of the future. Here are a few reasons why home buyers are ditching backyards for balconies.
1. Location, Location, Location
When you think of apartment living, inner-city suburbs usually come to mind. The house prices in these areas might be skyrocketing but apartments can be a lot more affordable. Most developments are built in thriving communities close to public transport, shops, restaurants, entertainment and easy access to the CBD.
2. Environmentally Friendly
Apartments can be quite sustainable - with so many people living in close proximity, it means that apartments retain heat from each other, which reduces the amount of heat you use in your own home. This means your winter energy bill will be much cheaper than if you were living in a house. The newer your building, the more energy-efficient it's likely to be.
3. Less to Clean & Maintain
Don’t spend your precious weekends mowing lawns and hours of endless dusting. The grounds of apartment blocks usually have a maintenance person who takes care of all communal areas, and the time you spend cleaning is also cut back with less surface area. Why not spend your time-off doing the things you love?
4. Increased Security Measures
Most apartments have several layers of entry with CCTV. The main door, swipe access to floor in the lift and then the door of your apartment. It’s more difficult for potential thieves to get access to your home in an apartment, particularly if your apartment has a foyer or secure front entry system.
5. Extra Amenities
Apartment blocks often come with amenities like gyms, pools, rooftop entertaining areas and BBQ areas. So, ditch the gym membership fees and spend your money on other hobbies. BBQ areas are also a great place for entertaining and will save you having to invest in expensive outdoor equipment.
Looking to make the change? Speak with our friendly team today!