Is strata smarter? Top 4 benefits of buying a strata property
Strata titled properties are becoming more and more popular with WA homebuyers – and for good reason.
In a nutshell, strata schemes enable you to own a townhouse or apartment alongside other residences, with shared ownership of common property such as gyms, communal entertainment areas, BBQ facilities, playgrounds, pools, security gates, driveways and gardens. Each owner pays strata fees, which go toward maintaining the facilities and common property.
It’s a different living arrangement to the traditional house ownership model, with some really attractive benefits.
Here are our top 4:
You’ll live like a micro community
Strata living is really about being part of a community of people living and investing together. That means you’ll get to know your neighbours and make shared decisions to effectively manage the property. This opens the door for great socialising opportunities for those who want to embrace their micro community. Nevertheless, it also gives you peace of mind knowing you’re part of a safe neighbourhood where people look out for one another.
The facilities are amazing…
Beyond the social benefits, the big payoff of investing together as a community is getting access to facilities you probably couldn’t afford if you bought a traditional home. Facilities may include things like swimming pools, spas, saunas, gyms, roof top terraces, playgrounds and landscaped open-space – strata schemes are all about life beyond the backyard, gifting you a lifestyle that feels closer to a holiday than ordinary home life.
…and you won’t have to look after them!
Rooftop area at Indigo, China Green
Residents gym at Indigo, China Green
All these amazing facilities won’t look after themselves. But that doesn’t mean you’ll waste your weekends behind a mower or blower. The beauty of a strata property is that you all pitch in to have your shared facilities taken care of. Your strata fees generally go towards upkeep of the shared lawns and gardens, as well as other maintenance like paving, cleaning of common areas and security. As a result, strata buys you time to enjoy the things you love most.
Plus paying strata fees may actually save you money
The idea of paying strata fees may seem like an additional expense you wouldn’t have with a traditional home. Yet the reality is that all homes require maintenance. And by sharing costs with other residents in your strata scheme, you may actually end up saving money in the long-term and ensure your home is maintained. Building insurance is purchased in bulk, meaning your premiums may l be lower. And when big expenses inevitably arise (like replacing gym equipment) you won’t be up for a hefty bill.
Pindan – the smarter way to strata
Now you know some of the great benefits, you should check out Pindan’s affordable apartments or house and land packages on survey strata lots. They’re perfect for anyone looking to build a modern move-in ready home, surrounded by awesome shared facilities, landscaping and streetscapes fully maintained to ensure your neighbourhood will look as good (or better) in five years as the day you move in. With realistic strata fees, all that’s left to do is sit back, relax and enjoy a great lock and leave lifestyle.
The Heights Kardinya
The Heights is like living in your own little ultra-connected Kardinya community. With a range of stunning single and double storey turnkey house and land packages surrounded by an abundance of green space and shared facilities, you’re free to spend your weekends cooking up a storm in the covered BBQ area with friends while the kids entertain themselves in the playground.
The Heights, Kardinya
Parkview is a boutique community home to 46 contemporary single and double storey residences with charming courtyards. Surrounded by inviting shared facilities including a relaxed outdoor barbecue area, shaded playground and outdoor gym equipment, you’re free to enjoy an active lifestyle right on your doorstep.
Indigo China Green
Designed by acclaimed architects Hames Sharley, this boutique collection of apartments in the heart of Subiaco offers the perfect strata lifestyle. You’ll have a stylish modern apartment all to your own, offering clever open plan layouts and generous balconies, all the while enjoying access to the expansive rooftop terrace complete with a BBQ area. Plus access to a gym and a steam room within the building.
Want to know more about Pindan’s strata residences? Visit Parkview Ferndale, The Heights Kardinya & Indigo China Green today.
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