Dec 18, 2016 / Buyer Resources

How Condo Fees Can Save You Money

Condo living provides a lifestyle desired by many: ease of maintenance, security, less worry, a sense of community, and most often, desired location. With all these benefits, condo life also gets associated with its very own “fee,” a monthly payment oft misunderstood to be an additional monthly cost only encountered by condo owners. 

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Construction continues at The Rise Condos with the pre-cast superstructure near completion. While the first building isn't too far away from being unveiled (first possessions on track for end of THIS year!), we love that this flyover video gives a great overview of how The Rise and surrounding area will look once both buildings and outdoor courtyard with pool are complete. Click through to view video.
StreetSide Developments is incredibly proud to share that our District Condominiums 139 Market project has been named a finalist in the 2018 National Awards for Housing Excellence by the CHBA in the "Attached Homes – Mid- to High-Rise Condominium" category. 
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With over 1000 square feet, two spacious bedrooms, two bathrooms, and generous closet space, The Buckingham floorplan at The Charles Condo makes downsizing from a larger home, or growing into a new space, a total breeze. This coveted floor plan design also happens to be featured in our brand new display suite at The Charles, which opened up this past weekend so that you can take a walk through before its Parade of Homes debut.

 
Condo living provides many perks, one of the most appreciated being the fact that condos are low maintenance compared to houses, and their efficient use of space usually means less cleaning is required. That said, keeping your condo in tip top shape not only gives you a sparkling space to live in, but also helps protect your investment, helping you get top dollar for whenever you decide to sell. Read on for a list of cleaning tasks that are important to remember when maintaining your condo.
 

Not much rivals the brick wall when it comes to an injection of character in a home or condo. There’s something about exposed brick that is just so … charming. Perhaps it’s the history it holds — a story of another time that serves as a constant reminder of the past. It’s also a welcome departure from basic drywall — a wall that has enough personality on its own that you don’t even need to paint it.

 
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