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A lot of the people I meet and service have been asking me what the best option is—house living or condominium living? It’s hard not to be biased in here, since I live in a condominium somewhere in Kuala Lumpur myself(and have lived in one for the past 4 years)—so I have decided that I will write about the benefits of living in a condominium today.
Don’t get me wrong—I had lived in a house for decades. I have to say that I miss that feeling of “home”, probably because houses give off that “homey” feeling modern condominiums and high-rise residential properties often fail to give. I can’t even agree more with this article I’ve read in the New York Times about the pros of condo living. But I’ve learned that condominiums can give off that vibe, too—it’s just a matter of choosing the right condominium that will suit your taste and preferences. After months of reading Malaysia property reviews (my favorite site is PropertyReviews.my bar none), I’m now living comfortably in my condominium and I have no complaints so far.
Condominiums—Your Key to Convenience
Most condominiums offer exceptional amenities and benefits residential houses in Malaysia just can’t provide. For example, I am a gym buff—and I need to make sure that I visit the gym thrice a week for my weight training sessions. Now, if I lived in a house, chances are, I have to drive up to my local gym to get my gym fix satisfied. Living in a condo gave me the convenience of just taking the elevator and hitting the gym almost minutes after I lock my unit’s door. Shops, boutiques, and restaurants are just nearby and within walking distance—whereas houses(especially in subdivisions and villages)—cannot provide that luxury.
Most of the time, condominium maintenance are usually done by the property or the developer’s team (especially so in Malaysia). This makes it easy for me to report, say, a leaking faucet, immediately—and almost all the time, service will be prompt. I can be sure that I these guys won’t rip me off and get the job done immediately. Houses can be a little difficult to maintain, and the fact that you’re on your own in finding out who to help you can be another problem.
Comfort, Security, and Amenities
Condominiums, overall, just outweigh residential houses when it comes to amenities, comfort, and security. I cannot even explain how happy I become when I get to relax at my condo’s spa(which is just 2 floors down). I feel secure as my condo provides a 24-hour security system, complete with CCTVs and access cards. Lastly, I wouldn’t trade watching that glorious sunset from my unit’s spectacular view for anything else. If you need to know, I am at Seni Mont Kiara, although sometimes I go back to my old place at Meritz in KLCC just for the weekend. Oh, BTW, KLCCcondominiums.com.my have written a kickass review about the Meritz here. Read it 🙂
Choosing to live in a condominium unit or a house will always depend on you, of course. Your lifestyle and priorities count. I see myself as someone laid back but always on-the-go—that’s why I vie for convenience and all the perks this life has to give. In the end, it’s always nice to have some place to call your home, no matter how you define it—no matter what. Good luck!
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