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Is Downtown Condo Living For You?


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In the past year has seen an increase in the number of buyers moving into downtown condos. With the proximity of amenities and affordable prices is easy to understand why buyers want to live in a condominium for sale in Calgary. Many buyers of condominium living seen as an attractive option because of traffic congestion nightmares, the longest commute times and increasing the construction of roads from Calgary. The city traffic is probably the most important factor for people to make the move to downtown condominium living.

A lot of buyers who work for the city do not have to deal with the high cost of parking and proximity to shops and restaurants is also an advantage. Condo life has become a most popular form of life over the past 10 years. They are to own condos as an affordable option for the increase in the selling price for residential houses separated in the last couple of years.

The choice of a condominium for sale in Calgary is not just for the first time home buyer but for people who choose to mature and reduce the size and enjoy the convenience and simplicity of condo living. Condo living and lack of accountability can be a peace of mind of some people. Condo owners have the option of travelling for months and not worry about your pipes freezing.

The average size of a downtown condominium is approximately 600 square feet in the mid-range and the selling price is $ 330000. Condo sales now account for at least one third of all properties sold in Calgary. The price per square foot for the cost of real estate, materials and workmanship is now over U. S. $ 500.00 sq. / ft.

The trend now is with buyers buying condos and town houses rather than detached single family homes. There has been a decrease of Alberta with the purchase of housing single family homes. This decline was 84 percent in 1996 to 78 percent in 2006. Calgary and the decline in home ownership of condominium property was reduced from 79 percent to 75 percent since 2001 and this trend is not likely to change in the near future.

It's easier to live in the center or the belt line area more than ever with the construction of new buildings and conversion of existing apartment buildings to condominiums. There are 2841 units under construction in autumn 2007 at the belt line area, compared with 848 under construction in the city centre. A little over 2100 units have recently been approved for construction in 1422 and belt-line downtown. In line with the belt near downtown and neighborhoods more than 11000 condominiums for sale are proposed for the future. As for this kind of numbers you can see that there is a demand for this lifestyle.

Marjorie Labay writes for Condo - provides detailed information on Condo News, Condo Resort, Condo Hotels, Celebrity Condo and more. For more info please visit .


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