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Condo Living and the Trend towards Less “Stuff”

Condo living has always had many fans. The reasons are many, with affordability often at the top of the list. However, there have always been people who favored the condo lifestyle above all else, and those numbers are growing.

That’s because condo living dovetails with Americans’ growing interest in living with less stuff. The trend toward less stuff can be seen in downsizing boomers, who’ve unleashed a torrent of old furnishings and belongings on antique dealers across the country.

The trend is also evident among Millennials, who prefer digital subscriptions and streaming services over ownership of physical goods like DVDs and CDs. With less stuff to store, the large spaces that single family residences offer seem less necessary to some.

Mobile workstyles have had an influence on people as well. The popularity of tiny, wireless tech has brought with it a preference for lighter living and working spaces. This streamlined sensibility favors convenience, functionality, and whatever is “just enough” to get the job done.

Environmental awareness has also led some people to embrace living with less stuff or less space. The “minimalist” movement and the “tiny house” movement are both examples of people embracing simpler lifestyles based on voluntarily choosing to own fewer things and taking up less space on the planet.

All of these trends indicate that condo living is in sync with the way we live now. The convenience of condo living combined with offering “just enough” space makes it the ideal choice for people of all age groups.

The older generation—those downsizing from single family homes—will appreciate not having to hassle with maintenance chores while still enjoying privacy and pride of ownership. The younger generation will enjoy the provided services that make condo ownership so simple.

So what are you waiting for? Pack up your stuff and find a condo that’s just the right size for you.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 January 2016 00:25