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Condominiums in Pickering are a great and more affordable housing option that cater to a variety of housing needs for many demographics. First-time buyers looking at more attractive entry-level price points will be satisfied; move-up buyers seeking more space for their growing families, as well as downsizers looking for larger condos after selling their spacious family homes will be content at the choice and inventory on offer.
Most new and resale condominium developments in Pickering can be found in and around highway 401 and Kingston Road with fewer developments dotted along Finch Avenue and north of Rossland Road just off of Brock Road. The abundance of condos close to the major highway and the Pickering GO train station is very attractive for homebuyers that need these forms of transportation throughout the week to get to work in Toronto. With the population growth in Pickering over the last few years, expect more condominium development in more neighborhoods to satisfy the demand given the city’s close proximity to Toronto.
The two most popular and prevalent forms of condo living in Pickering are condo-apartments and condo-townhouses. Condo-apartments can be found in highrise towers while condo-townhouses are row house style homes typically encompassed in their own complexes with their own private road. Condo-apartments come in a variety of bedroom and bathroom options. Most commonly they are built with bachelor, 1 bedroom, 1 bedroom plus a den, 2 bedroom, 2 bedroom plus a den, and sometimes even 3 bedroom options with 1 or 2 bathrooms. If a two-bathroom option, there is a full bathroom with a tub or shower and a second bathroom with another full bathroom. Sometimes you get a full bathroom and a second-half bathroom (toilet and sink only). In modern construction, 3 bedroom options are more rare while in older buildings constructed in the 1970s and 1980s, these larger condos were more commonly built. Condo-townhouses (or condo-townhomes) are also available in several different bedroom and bathroom configurations with two and three-bedroom options being the most common and popular.
As a condominium owner, you are responsible for paying maintenance fees to the condo corporation on a monthly basis. If a tower or complex has 100 units for example and you own one of them, you have legal ownership of your unit as well as owning a 1/100th interest in all the common elements. Common elements in a condominium include but isn’t limited to such things as all hallways, roads in the complex, elevators, pools, gyms, party rooms etc. Maintenance fees in a condo are based on price per square foot. The owners of smaller units pay less monthly fees while larger units command a higher price. These fees are typically a few hundred dollars. Maintenance fees can cover some or all of the unit owner’s utilities, the upkeep and replacement of the roof and windows, the continued maintenance of amenities such as the indoor or outdoor pool, gym, party room, rooftop decks with barbeques, squash and tennis courts among others. Before purchasing a condo, make sure you are aware of everything that the monthly maintenance fees will cover!