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Considering buying an apartment for the first time? Here are five key benefits
Considering apartment living for the first time? An increasing number of Aussies are choosing to swap their backyard for a balcony, embracing a life of low maintenance and convenience that apartment living offers. The advantages of living an apartment lifestyle are many and varied. R&F Property Australia provides five top reasons why apartment living is the ultimate lifestyle choice for home buyers.
Buying an apartment means being part of a body corporate that handles the upkeep and management of the building. At an ongoing cost to the apartment owners, body corporate is responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of common areas such as pools, gyms, gardens and tennis courts. Unlike buying a house that requires a high level of ongoing maintenance and insurance costs, body corporate protects your investment, taking care of all the amenities while also ensuring the building is adequately insured.
An apartment complex provides a certain amount of security that ensures residents always feel safe and secure. Access to and from the apartment entrance, garage and lifts requires a swipe card. Only the residents living there can come and go. R&F Property Australia’s outstanding portfolio of apartments across the country all feature CCTV that monitors communal areas, carparks and hallways. Getting to know your neighbours is a lot easier in an apartment and can work in your favour as there is always someone around to keep an eye on your property.
Lock and leave
Living such busy lives, today’s generation prefer a lifestyle of minimal maintenance. Time is of the essence for homeowners who are wanting the freedom to lock and leave their home- the ultimate sense of convenience and liveability. When leaving for holidays, you do not have to worry who will mow your lawns, put out the bins or watch over your property. Living in an apartment over a home means a lot of the central facilities are managed and coordinated by a body corporate. Residents can enjoy a stress-free holiday away from home knowing that everything is taken care of.
More amenities at your doorstep
Compared to a stand-alone property, the facilities and amenities at our apartments provide an advanced level of lifestyle opportunities for residents- leading to a better quality of life. Brisbane 1 features an outstanding range of exclusive facilities including lush, rooftop terraces, a country club, 25 metre lagoon pool, barbecue and alfresco dining areas, two spas, three plunge pools, a gym, cinema, children’s playroom and spectacular views.
Easy access to high-quality, shared facilities helps to build connections amongst residents and a sense of community spirit.
Living in an apartment comes with many benefits, one being that you can save for your future. Compared to buying a home, apartments can be a more affordable option, especially for first homebuyers. Also, the cost of running a house and maintaining the amenities means it can be exceedingly difficult to save for a rainy day. Apartments are more energy efficient and can dramatically reduce your living and energy costs. When you live in a central location that is close to amenities, there is generally a reduction in petrol costs- you may not need to use your car at all.
The Central Gardens project in the heart of Springfield Town Centre- west of Brisbane, allows for easy transport connections to the CBDs of Brisbane, Ipswich and the Gold Coast as well as Brisbane Airport. Its central location means residents will be able to save money by leaving their cars at home.
R&F Property Australia is part of R&F Properties, a highly respected global property development group. Established in 1994, the group has completed more than 420 projects in 140 locations worldwide.