Staring over the fence - Do you covet thy Neighbour?

Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Realty Specialists Inc.,

Do you believe "ITS" better on the other side?

When you are looking for a condo; what is the criteria?   Display and presentation?  The ostentatious lobby and double foyer.   But the suites tend to be smallish and less with upgrades. Older is larger.   Maintenance is a concern.

Is it the front lawn and the landscaping.  A Buyer's First Impression that pleases the eyes? Once you are inside that perfect detached home, is their styling exactly as you wish your future home to be?

Before you start comparing features and benefits of homes lets take a moment and discuss  neighbourhoods, transit, schools, a house or worship and distance to your community.  

A wise gentlemen told me yesterday, "The Landscapers charge $2,500 per year to look after the grass trimming, spring and fall clean ups.  That seems expensive since they are in and out so fast. They are many and they have large machinery for the job.   This year we need to have the chimney relined and pointed.   The house is over 50 years old, although it looks great It does need some updating."  He's 88 and still spry.

Back at the condo; I thought about the concierge staff, security, garbage removal, outdoor terrace maintenance and endless BBQs without needing to worry about filling the tank.

Each style has its benefits, Sometimes it looks better over there...

Where would you like to be?

Pick your own place... 


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Merline D Pennant - New homes, Short Sales and Pre-foreclosures
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Great post.  very subtle.

Apr 22, 2013 11:18 PM #1
Al & Peggy Cunningham, Brokers
RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage - Brampton, ON
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You're right again David, there are benefits to both sides of the fence. There is the convenience and low maintenance of condominium living and then there is the feeling of walking out your own front door of a house. It really does depend on the persons personal needs and wants. You were also right to consider the neighbourhood and what it offers. The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence til you get there right?

Apr 23, 2013 03:13 AM #2
David Pylyp
RE/MAX Realty Specialists Inc., - Toronto, ON

Thank you Merline from Port St Lucie!


Hey, Al and Peggy!

I remember talking about uploading GIFs as pictures then creating the blog post.

Yesterday while out door knocking the older gentleman remarked about the landscaping and chimney pointing expenses.   ( Not counting his MVA for property taxes ) 

Home Ownership also has the expenses of Repairs and Maintenance.



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