pros and cons of a ground floor condo?

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pros and cons of a ground floor condo?

Post by Callalily » Fri, 16 May 2008 9:41 pm

hello

We are joining you soon in Singapore in august. We have 3 children 7, 2 and 2. DH is going to sort out the accomodation at the end of june (hopefully!! ) We were wondering what would be the disadvantages of living on the ground floor? (noisy?).

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lily :)

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 16 May 2008 10:38 pm

Street noises and any other noises from pool parties, peeping toms, house breakins, but if you have a dog, it's good.
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Post by Saint » Fri, 16 May 2008 11:00 pm

No wind which is a con!

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Post by local lad » Fri, 16 May 2008 11:25 pm

No need to climb the stairs if the elevators broke down. Even if they are functional, there is no need for you to wait til it reaches your floor or ground floor. you will have a back door, which in some condos, lead to the swimming pool if it has one. Some condos I know have a small garden area for each tenant on the ground floor.

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Post by Saint » Fri, 16 May 2008 11:37 pm

I did live in a ground floor appartment but it was a relatively small complex away from the main road so noise wasn't an issue.

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Post by durain » Sat, 17 May 2008 12:28 am

if you get a garden, and that's what you like, then not too bad.

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Post by road.not.taken » Sat, 17 May 2008 9:45 am

Lots of ants, but lots of nice greenery too. :)

I'd worry about the 2 year old getting to the pool without you knowing it. Also, it's rare, but easier to break into a ground floor unit I should think.

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Post by durain » Sat, 17 May 2008 10:15 am

almost all condo will have security guard.

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Post by Forks » Sat, 17 May 2008 12:37 pm

You dont live in perpetual fear of your kids falling out of the window (bars or no), the cat wont go mad and provided your not right at the main gate its not that bad, and the ants have made it up to the 10th floor when I was living that far up so the wildlife will find you no matter where.

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Post by Matney » Sat, 17 May 2008 1:55 pm

We lived in a townhouse condo, so our living, dining, kitchen were on the ground level. We had a very small patch of green grass(which was fenced). I don't think we has that much noise, except on the weekends with the pool noise as we were at the end of the pool. Our unit faced a street of houses and yes, we did get some noise from them, but nothing out of the ordinary. We were never robbed. I did have an agent walk in on me, but that was 2 weeks before we left.

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Post by yoongf » Sat, 17 May 2008 2:59 pm

If there are others living above u, potentially someone might accidently throw stuff down, into your private balcony/garden (PES), and it's your job to clear the mess.

The rubbish chute bin is real close to your chute opening.

Privacy issues when ppl walking pass can look directly into your windows.

If unit is near the pool, windows may get soaked with super soakers.

I guess it all boils down to how well the complex is managed.

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Post by road.not.taken » Sat, 17 May 2008 3:18 pm

durain wrote:almost all condo will have security guard.
I put my money on a dog over a security guard any day.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 17 May 2008 5:25 pm

Where's the passing out smilie?

road.not.taken and I agree on something! :P
SOME PEOPLE TRY TO TURN BACK THEIR ODOMETERS. NOT ME. I WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW WHY I LOOK THIS WAY. I'VE TRAVELED A LONG WAY, AND SOME OF THE ROADS WEREN'T PAVED. ~ Will Rogers

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Post by Matney » Sun, 18 May 2008 12:30 am

I wouldn't call them guards, oh, well I guess they do guard the little house they stay in. The ones at our condo rarely left the place and anyone could go in or out, as they never checked ID. I understand they get paid peanuts, but I never felt secure with them there. Dogs would be better, I'd have to agree.

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Post by road.not.taken » Sun, 18 May 2008 7:13 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Where's the passing out smilie?

road.not.taken and I agree on something! :P
It's always been my impression that we agree a lot of the time, :wink:

but that your hair trigger gets in the way :shooting:

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