Buying a Penthouse - Your Ultimate Checklist

Written by Posted On Wednesday, 21 November 2018 06:25

Buying a penthouse is a huge investment. You have to be sure that you buy one that suits your needs and will not be a pain to sell later if needed. On top of this, you’re also looking for a luxury real estate property that you’ll enjoy living in for possibly years.

There’s a reason why penthouses remain in demand even during times when the real estate market suffered from setbacks. People will always want the best that they can afford. If you’re planning to buy a penthouse, below is a list of features that will make sure you find the best for your needs!

The Perfect Location

No matter how beautiful a penthouse is, it won’t do you good if it is in a not-so-pleasant location. The best locations are in the downtown area if you’re looking for the highest return on investment for penthouses in Toronto but you may also be able to find a gem in other locations if you’ve got connections with the right real estate agents.

An Amazing View

Penthouse Oakville

It won’t make sense to pay for a luxury penthouse unit if all you’ll see are other buildings or their roofs. Generally speaking, penthouses with views of a park or the city can fetch 30-50% more than similar units without such views. Wouldn’t it be great to wake up to a sight that makes you want to achieve more? Be sure to look for a penthouse with floor to ceiling windows to get the most of your stunning view!

An Expansive Balcony or Terrace

Oakville Penthouse2

Another important feature besides the huge windows is having a balcony or terrace from which you can enjoy the beautiful view from your penthouse. If choosing between a balcony or a terrace, go for a terrace as it has more usable space and can add more value to your home’s worth than a balcony.

Nearby Parking

Parking spots are not as easy to come by in Toronto, more so in the downtown area. Not only do they cost a fortune but securing one near your penthouse can be a pain. Make sure that parking is either part of the deal or is nearby your penthouse or is accessible for you.

A Well-Thought Floor Plan

Oakville Penthouse 3

Penthouses are not cheap. Even units that are not labeled as luxury penthouses cost a lot more than regular condo units per square feet. It is only smart to choose to buy a penthouse with a great floor plan so that you can maximise your space and enjoy every square foot of it. Start by looking for a penthouse with high ceilings, big windows, plenty of natural light, and one that you can envision yourself living in then narrow down your list to your top choices before making a final decision regarding buying a penthouse.

Looking into buying a luxury penthouse in Toronto and Oakville but unsure where to start? Our real estate agents will help you pick a neighbourhood and schedule viewings for you!

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