Living in older condos

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Living in older condos

Post by abbby » Thu, 02 Jun 2022 2:03 pm

Having lived in both newer (< 5 years) and older condos/homes (>15 years). Here's some disadvantages of older homes:

- Pest problems (as share by one of the posters)
Had a scare before in the air-cons and rubbish chutes!

- Lots of full renovations by neighbours, because it's old, people who buy will do months and months of renovations which means endless drilling, hackings. My whole duration of stay left me with having to put up with endless renovation noises

- Environment looks worn and tired from the interiors to the facade

- Lacking in maintenance upkeep by management (usually..) because it get too old /costly to renovate

- Leaking problems on ceiling and walls

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Re: Living in older condos

Post by smoulder » Thu, 02 Jun 2022 7:04 pm

So what are the advantages you see from your perspective?

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Re: Living in older condos

Post by abbby » Thu, 02 Jun 2022 9:20 pm

Space is definitely on of the advantages..in terms of layout. Rooms are generally bigger than newer condos.
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Re: Living in older condos

Post by x9200 » Sat, 04 Jun 2022 9:44 am

Proper helper's room.
For such, you probably need something of pre-2000 built.

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Re: Living in older condos

Post by nelyanne » Tue, 07 Jun 2022 12:20 pm

I have an impression that the tennis courts are more common in the older condos

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Post by abbby » Tue, 07 Jun 2022 5:52 pm

Yes proper maid room and tennis courts..
with newer condos there aren't always tennis courts.
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