With housing costs constantly on the rise in DC, it can be hard to find a single-family home within your budget. With so much development all around us, there are new opportunities for condo living by the day. But how do you know if the condo life is the right choice for you? Here are our tips:
1. Location is your top priority.
With so much to do and see around DC, it’s easy to see why neighborhood would be your #1 priority. Not to mention, a shorter commute can save you time, money, and stress every day. If you’re looking for a lifestyle that offers the world at your doorstep, condos are a great option for increasing your affordability.
2. You enjoy minimalism.
Condos typically mean smaller living spaces, so if you’re a kitchen gadget connoisseur or have a hoarder-status shoe collection, you’ll either need to scale back or stick to single-family spaces. In the era of Marie Kondo’s Spark Joy approach to living, it can be easy and more enjoyable to live a more minimalistic life with less things and more…living!
3. Your life isn’t growing anytime soon.
If you’re considering adopting a large dog or starting to talk about kids with your partner, make careful considerations when condo shopping. Condos are perfect for offering that “just right” size for individuals or couples, but can be challenging when your family is growing.
4. You are a social butterfly.
If you’re new to the city, or even just the neighborhood, condos are a great way to meet more people. Many condo buildings offer social activities and happy hours, and never underestimate the power of a hello in the elevator!