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Buying a Condominium in Burlington, Oakville or Mississauga.

Buying a Condominium in Burlington, Oakville or Mississauga.

More and more homebuyers in Burlington, Oakville and Mississauga are turning to the condominium lifestyle.
With a multitude of styles, complexes and locations, condominium ownership can appeal to both those leading a fast-paced lifestyle, as well as retirees.
Condominium ownership comes with numerous benefits that help the homebuyer achieve a more comfortable and stress-free life.

  • Affordability-Purchasing a condominium can be significantly lowerAlton Village Condos on Rotary Way than purchasing a detached home.

  • Security and Personal Safety-With nearby neighbours and various security measures in place, condominiums are an attractive choice for those who live alone or travel frequently.

  • Organized Recreational and Social Activities-There are numerous adult lifestyle condominium complexes in Oakville and Burlington that offer residents a wide choice of orgainzed activities and classes.

  • Less Maintenance Required-Condominium complexes usually have outdoor maintenance and yardwork taken care of as part of the monthly fees.

  • Lower Insurance Costs-As a condominium owner (freehold condominium exception) you will be responsible for insuring your personal belongings, the interior of your unit and personal liability. The condominium corporation is responsible for the common ownership areas and exterior of the units.

  • Investment Value-Condominium values continue to rise in the Oakville and Burlington areas, making a conominium purchase a wise choice for investors.

  • Decreased Energy Costs-The majority of condominiums share outside walls in common with their neighbouring units and this serves to greatly decrease the amount of energy required to heat and cool each unit. In addition, many condominium complexes supply hot water to the individual units from a common source. This can greatly reduce your monthly electricity costs.

  • Lower Property Taxes-Municipal taxes for a condominium unit are comparably lower than taxes for a detached home.

Buying a condominium is a wise decision and having a real estate sales representative who understands and is knowledgeable about the condominium buying process and what to watch out for, can bring a smooth and enjoyable buying experience that you will remember with pleasure.

As a Licensed Real Estate Sales Representative in the Oakville/Burlington area, I would be honoured to help you through the condominium buying (or selling) process.

To receive a book on Buying A Condominium at no cost or obligation to you,   contact me at or 647-782-9057.

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Comment balloon 4 commentsJo-Anne Smith • February 27 2013 08:00PM


Hi Jo-Anne, There are many advantages ( depending on life style) for buying a condominium. Here in the states, lending has become somewhat of am obstacle but clear of that, advantages are numerous.
Posted by William Johnson, San Diego Real Estate Voice, GRI CRS e-Pro CDPE (RE/MAX Associates) over 4 years ago

Jo-Anne wha an excellent post on the advantages of buying a condo in Burlington.  Your expertise shine through.

Posted by Jennifer Fivelsdal, Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection ( JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571) over 4 years ago


Thanks for stopping by!

Lending institutions have changed the rules and tightened up a bit here too. Qualified buyers are still finding it a smooth process when applying for and attaining mortgages on condominiums, despite the changes.


Posted by Jo-Anne Smith (Your Choice Realty Corporation, Brokerage) over 4 years ago

Thank you Jennifer! I enjoy helping my clients in the condominium buying process and helping to put them at ease.

I hope you're having a great week,


Posted by Jo-Anne Smith (Your Choice Realty Corporation, Brokerage) over 4 years ago

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