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How To Get The Most Out Of Your Condo Amenities

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By : Andy Asbury    99 or more times read
Most people do not have access to a pool or workout room in their house. Nor do they have a basketball or tennis court in their backyard. Indeed, there are some amenities that those people who live in condos have easy access to, while their friends who live in single-family homes would have to join a gym to enjoy the same. Other amenities, including garages, laundry rooms and wood floors, for example, can be found in both condos and single-family homes.

If you live in a condo, the first step to getting the most out of the amenities provided is to choose a building with exactly what you want.

People who live active lifestyles may be especially drawn to condo buildings that have basketball courts, fitness rooms, hot tubs, swimming pools or tennis courts. People who are more concerned about their individual unit may be drawn to those with high-end appliances, in-unit laundry facilities, granite countertops or wood floors. Those who want a sense of community may be drawn to buildings with large public spaces where people can gather, places where they can grill or have a picnic, or places that routinely have social gatherings.

In short, there are a whole host of amenities available in condo buildings, but it is your responsibility to choose that building that best suits your life. And doing so should not be too difficult, as the amenities are both easy to see when you walk through the building, and often are among the key selling points.

So how to get the most of the available amenities? It depends on what you are looking for. If you are a basketball nut and your building includes a court, you can recruit your neighbors and get a game going. Better yet, start a league and play on regular days and at regular times. If you love to grill, buy meat, vegetables or other items you enjoy grilling and make a meal. If the grill is in a common area, bring a beverage with you while you make your food and hang out by the grill. One of your neighbors probably will come and join you. If you love your wood floor, decorate around it and do not cover it up with a bunch of furniture or rugs. And make sure to put pads on the bottom of the furniture so you do not scratch the floor when you move it.

People choose to live in condos for a wide variety of reasons, but primarily because they suit their lifestyles. While the shelter and warmth a condo provides are probably the most important aspects of them, it is the amenities, and making the most of them, that truly makes condo living an enjoyable experience.
Twin Cities top urban REALTOR® Andy Asbury knows Minneapolis condos and loves helping clients make intelligent real estate decisions. Utilizing the web tools at you can find insider information on Minneapolis condominiums and lofts.

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