Dreaming of Luxury? Calgary’s condominium market has many buildings and units that fit the luxury criteria. Even though luxury can mean many things to many different people, chances are, there is a condominium that matches your definition and requirements.
When “luxury” is discussed, most people picture in their mind a high-end level of finishing. Features like gleaming hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, gourmet kitchens, marble and granite counters and floors, sumptuous ensuites, oversized casings and mouldings, soaring ceilings and non-stop views are but a few of the images that you would expect to see in a “luxury” condominium. Calgary offers many buildings both new and established that automatically fit these images, but there are many individual units in a variety of buildings across the city that have seen spectacular renovations that place them firmly in the category of “luxury”. All you need to do is look at the number of condominiums that sell for more than a half a million dollars these days (nearly 70 in the past year alone on the MLS!).
Perhaps your version of luxury has more to do with a great location or proximity to amenities than with finishing. Adding the luxury of more time to your life may be what you are after. Many people are moving into inner city areas to facilitate an increase in personal time. With people’s busy lives, a shorter work commute, being walking distance to the gym, grocery store, movie theatre, restaurants and other services is what many people consider a luxury. There are many condominiums that match this criteria without being accompanied by a hefty price tag!
And don’t forget the luxury of additional services that a condominium building can offer owners. More and more buildings in the city are offering concierge services for their owners. For some, a concierge can be a true luxury, facilitating a multitude of services, not the least of which is security for the building. Additional amenities in some buildings now include fully equipped exercise facilities, car wash bays, whirlpool saunas, lap pools, wine cellars, meeting and board rooms, party rooms, hobby rooms, movie theaters and guest accommodations.
Almost all condominiums offer owners the luxury of having maintenance done for them. The management company co-ordinates snow removal, lawn and garden maintenance, garbage removal, building maintenance including parkade and carpet cleaning, elevator maintenance, administrative duties and many more behind the scenes jobs that owners don’t have to worry about. All this is looked after through the owners condominium fees.
So is luxury on your mind? Look to condominiums and let your dreams come true!