Since Covid and the lockdowns which followed, many apartment renters or owners chose to move on and buy a house or bigger home away from the city centre. But when it comes to modern living, from a climate conscious as much as a social standpoint, there are lots of benefits to living in an apartment. If you’re thinking Why Buy a New Apartment, then here are some of our top reasons.
The very best in modern living
When it comes to high-quality finishes and luxury living, apartments tick the box. From vaulted ceilings to floor to ceiling windows, many apartments feature the very best in modern style. Kitchens and bathrooms for example often feature high-spec appliances and focus on the finer details such as flooring, tiling, and accessories, all with modern living in mind.
While you live in the city, you can still find a fantastic new apartment home next to water, with canal-side apartments popular, and often with new landscaped open spaces to enjoy. Many new apartments also come with a host of other modern living benefits from concierge services to on-site gyms or swimming pools, even car sharing schemes.
There’s a great new development of apartments in Birmingham which combine the very best in modern apartment living with a superb central city location. Check out the Snow Hill Wharf development from St. Joseph which was named the Residential Development of the Year at the Insider’s Midlands Residential Property Awards 2021. From stunning two-floor duplex apartments with oak staircases and glass balustrades, to members club style facilities including a gym, cinema, sauna, and steam room, there are also landscaped gardens to enjoy on the development. Buyers won’t be disappointed by the attention to detail with these fantastic city centre apartments.
Central location without a Car
Perhaps you want to do your bit for climate change and live a life without a car? To do that you will want to live in a location where you have excellent public transport links nearby, as much as easy access to cycle paths, as much as shops and leisure facilities.
There really is no better place for such living than central London, and there is an exciting new development close to Battersea which really should not be missed. To help you get around without a car, the new Windsor Apartments at Prince of Wales Drive in London is marketed as a car-free development, giving buyers either an electric bike or a 1-year travelcard for zones 1-2, if reservations are made by the end of this month. These apartments are also in a fantastic location, less than 200m away from Battersea Park. Plus, the apartment development itself offers 2.5 acres of new public open space including landscaped gardens, and pedestrian access to Battersea Park.
Whether you work in the city, or just outside of it, you are centrally located to many tube and rail stations, even the River Bus service, so you can get to work on the days you have to be in the office, more easily without sacrificing the very best in city living with access to the best bars, eating places, and shops. And if you do need the use of a car, residents can take advantage of a free 12-month membership of the local Car Club.
Go Green with your own Balcony Space
If you choose to live an apartment, you can still do your bit for the planet by welcoming the bees and growing some of your own herbs or vegetables in pots, on your balcony. Even this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show has a show garden dedicated to balcony gardens. Of course, what you need to make sure is that the development offers good-sized balconies which you can transform into your own haven of green and colour, of peace and tranquillity.
One such development where balconies features is The Laundry Works in Watford, from Weston Homes. There are 1, 2 and 3-bedroom apartments and penthouses for sale on the site of the former Watford Laundry Factory. As well as being able to create your own mini green space, the development is set within a tree-lined boulevard and there are landscaped podium gardens throughout. On the inside, the apartments very much embrace modern living with bespoke designer kitchens, luxury bathrooms, and great open-plan spaces. This is a development away from the hustle and bustle of city life, yet offers excellent connections into Central London, so you can enjoy the best of both worlds.
Apartment Buying Incentives
When you look to buy an apartment, you can often find there are a wealth of incentives on offer. When browsing for your ideal location and apartment, make a point of noting any incentives and whether they can benefit either your buying situation, or your lifestyle.
We already mentioned some of the travel-focused incentives with the central London Windsor Apartments, but there are also cash back and legal fee contribution incentives to be had with this development.
And with the Weston Homes Abbey Quay development in Barking, Essex, they are offering £5,000 towards moving costs for people who reserve this month, alongside legal fees paid. They are also supporting local buyers by offering 20% off new homes at Abbey Quay for those who currently live or work in Barking.
When it comes to buying a new apartment, it’s worth asking the sales team about any incentives. And don’t forget these could include other on-site facilities for you to take advantage of while you are a resident there.
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