Apartment Living Know-How
In the January building approval figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) the number of apartment approvals was up nearly 24 per cent over the past 12 months.
Apartments are trumping house approvals with the ABS figures showing nearly 9,700 apartments approved in January, greater than the 9,600 houses approved. Previously, the only time that apartment approvals exceeded those of houses was in September 2013.
So with apartment living becoming more popular, below are a few reasons to consider an apartment lifestyle.
Apartment living sometimes comes with great amenities such as a communal pool or spa, without the prohibitive cost that comes with buying or renting a home with one.
The central location of many apartment blocks can also place you near parks and city attractions that you may not be able to find near a home located in a suburban area.
If you live in an apartment block, a security breach is more than someone just climbing through an unlocked window. There are numerous possible security protections: swipe cards, many neighbours in the vicinity, security cameras and personal door locks. You and your belongings can feel incredibly safe with modern apartment living.
Choosing to buy an apartment offers you a great lifestyle, and often one closer to the city than you may be able to get when looking for a house. Consider lifestyle preferences, and if the city life is for you, an apartment may be a great option.
Best advice to make the most of apartment living…
Get to know your neighbours. Build a good relationship with those living next door and you may be able to avoid the noise conflicts that can sometimes occur.
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