Top 5 Atlanta Condominium Amenities

While location and floor plan layouts might be the key to choosing your new condo, don’t forget about considering the amazing amenities of the condo property. Perhaps some of the best features of the condo-lifestyle are the resort-like amenities including: private club rooms with bars, 24-hour concierge services, private poolside cabanas, game rooms equipped with everything from pool to poker tables, valet parking, guest suites, etc. After scouring Atlanta for some of the best condo amenities we have compiled a listing of the top 5 to keep your eye out for when looking for your new condo residence!

1. Indoor and Outdoor Movie Theatres at the Paramount. A state of the art indoor theatre is just the beginning of celebrity-inspired amenities at the Paramount. Add to it the outdoor theatre capabilities where you can host a private viewing party while enjoying a delicious grilled out dinner and it’s over the top!

2. Putting Green and Golf Simulator at the Aberdeen. Golf lovers agree that being able to practice on this well-manicured putting green is key to improving their game. And when it is raining, being able to head inside and enjoy a state-of-the-art golf simulator makes this any golfer’s dream residence.

3. Saline-infused Heated Swimming Pool at the Ritz Carlton Residences. Overlook Buckhead, Midtown, Brookhaven, and Downtown Atlanta all while soaking in a luxurious resident-only pool with private dressing rooms and pool-side towel service.

4. His and Hers Saunas at Luxe. What could possibly be better after a hard workout or a long and stressful day at the office than a relaxing sauna? The his and hers sauna accommodations at Luxe provide a spa-like escape in your own home!

5. Expansive and State of the Art Gym at the Manhattan Condos. From new and diverse equipment to mounted televisions on each cardio machine, the Manhattan gym is perfect for the hardcore weightlifter, power speed walker, yoga enthusiast, and personal training rooms.…

7 Reasons for Buying a Condominium

Hi Everyone:

I’ve been invited to speak to a Heritage Group, comprised of retiree’s who are interested in learning more about the condominium life style. In preparation for this presentation, I’ve examined some of the main reasons what makes a condominium so popular, and some of the advantages that come with this life-style. By the way, condos come in different types.

So here we go: 7 Reasons for Buying a Condominium

1) A cost-effective alternative to houses.

I’ve just listed and sold a 700 sq ft bi-level home which received 11 offers and sold for well over $200,000. No garage, no appliances included, nothing fancy…a good solid house with a few upgrades. By comparison, there is an 1100 ft condominium, with central air and central furnace, insuite laundry and all appliances that will sell for approx. $165,000. For First Time Buyers, who are sick of the bidding wars, this is an excellent alternative.

2) Lifestyle

Do you like to travel? Or perhaps you’re both working full time and looking after the house and yard is a chore you simply don’t have time for? A Condominium offer a simple ‘lock-up-and-go’ lifestyle. In many cases, your neighbours won’t even know you’re gone,….unless you tell them.

3) No Yardwork

Getting tired of shoveling all winter, and mowing all summer? Is house and yard maintenance weighing you down, or simply getting away from you? In a Condominium, you don’t have to lift a finger. Walks are shoveled, grass is cut, garbage is picked up and halls and common grounds are cleaned and maintained. Just enjoy…

4) Security of a Condominium

A Condominium (especially Highrise Units) offers secure entrances, with security cameras and often even patrolling security companies. As a former police officer I can tell you that break-ins to high-rise condos are rare. While they DO occur, when compared to break-ins to houses, they are statistically insignificant. Piece of mind living in a secure condo.

5) Community

Many condominium owners find that in a condo, their neighbours are enjoying a similar lifestyle, and so they have more in common with these folks. Many condos also offer “common-rooms” where people can get together and talk, or fitness rooms, pools etc etc. This is especially true for the 55+ buildings where all your neighbours are in a similar age group as yourself.

6) Lower Operating Costs

In most condos, especially in the highrise and townhouse variety, the building insurance is already included in the condominium fee. As is the water-bill. And sometimes the heat and hydro as well. Building maintenance is included, so you dont have to worry about replacing a furnace, or the shingles or the windows. And if heat is NOT included, heating a 1000 sq ft apartment style suite is far less expensive than the average 1000 ft bungalow, often even as low as half the cost. (Thats because the units above, below and beside you help insulate you from the elements)

7) Benefits of Home Ownership

With some limitations, condominium …