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Condo living with children 

Single-family homes are often thought of as the only option for families with children. However, buying or renting a condo can perfectly meet all your needs and those of your growing family.


Vistoo, the platform for new real estate in the province of Quebec, reveals everything there is to know about living in a condo with children, and why it could be a solution for you.


A growing trend


Condominiums are becoming more and more popular for families with children. Increasingly, we’re no longer turning solely to single-family homes to house our families.


In fact, there’s nothing wrong with enjoying the benefits of condominium living while raising children. This rise in popularity of condos for family living has resulted in the emergence of many condominiums that are particularly well-suited to family living.


However, even in a condo as we know it, it’s perfectly possible and even normal to raise children.


People often choose to live in a condo so they can own their own home, without having the exorbitant expense involved in buying a house. The savings gained by opting for a condo allows many to enjoy a better family budget. 


Spend more quality time with your family

When you’re a homeowner, it’s important to maintain the yard and every nook and cranny of the house to ensure that everything looks and functions well. Living in a condo means less maintenance, especially on the outside.


Not having to carry out maintenance tasks on the exterior and communal living areas, for example, means more free time for you to enjoy. This is an advantage that everyone can benefit from when choosing to live in a condo.


As well as enjoying more time to yourself, you’ll also be able to spend more time with your children. Indeed, the added simplicity of condo ownership is perfect for parents who prefer to spend quality time with their children, rather than having to tend to the garden and lawn.


Keep noise to a minimum, day and night

While there are many advantages to living in a condo with children, it’s important to respect the peace and quiet of the neighborhood. One of the aspects that can be the most difficult to manage where children are concerned is noise. Of course, it’s normal for your children to be a little noisier and more active than you.


In fact, current regulations require you and your neighbors be mindful of typical neighborhood annoyances. Naturally, this extends to noise and boisterous activity. However, since condo residents also have the right to peaceful enjoyment of the premises, children can take pleasure in playing outdoors, or indulge in quieter games indoors.


It’s important to ensure that noise levels remain reasonable, day and night. It has always been important to respect our neighbors and their peace and quiet during the day, but it’s particularly the case with telecommuting, which has grown in popularity in recent years.


It can sometimes be difficult to judge where the line is between normal and excessive noise. That’s why it’s important to turn to one of the most important rules of co-ownership: listen to your neighbors and be prepared to discuss things calmly when a disagreement arises.


In most cases, it will be possible to find an acceptable compromise if you take the trouble to listen and put forward your own point of view.


An ideal location for the whole family

When you have a child, it’s important to think about a number of things, such as the school they will attend, the daycare center where they will spend time, and many other locations they will need to visit regularly.


While the suburbs are often perceived as the ideal environment for family life, urban environments shouldn’t be overlooked either. In Quebec, it’s not uncommon for CEGEPs and other institutions of higher learning to be located in the city. Besides, public transit is often more accessible in urban centers.


While this isn’t necessarily important for a young child, it’s the kind of concern that will make your child’s life easier as he or she grows up. What’s more, living in an urban environment allows you to take advantage of the proximity of services. There’s no need to spend long hours traveling between your work and the daycare center if both are close by.


Of course, not all condos are located in the heart of the city; you’ll also find some in the suburbs. Whatever lifestyle you choose, there’s sure to be a condo for you. 


Whether you’re looking for a condo in the city or in the suburbs, it doesn’t matter: trust Vistoo, the real estate platform for housing in Quebec City, Montreal and everywhere else in the province!


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