The Real Estate Run-Down: Why It’s Better to Buy a Waterfront Condo Than A House

The Real Estate Run-Down: Why It’s Better to Buy a Waterfront Condo Than A House

The idea of owning your own home on the water is a dream shared by many, especially those who have fallen in love with coastal Florida’s beautiful climate and easy-going lifestyle. Although buying a single-family home on the waterfront can be appealing, condominiums are a better choice for many reasons. Let’s explore a few below.

1. Community Atmosphere & Amenities

How many times have you stayed at a hotel and wished you could just live there forever? At Bella Sol, that dream can come true. By buying a Bella Sol condominium, you’ll enjoy a variety of resort-style amenities not available to house hunters. Enjoy our gym, community pool, private boat slips, and more! Furthermore, our boutique resort community has only 81 villas in 9 buildings, so you’ll have the perfect blend of privacy and community. It’s like a permanent vacation!

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The Community Pool is the perfect place to relax solo, or with a group of friends or neighbors.


2. Structural Stability to Set Your Mind at Ease

A waterfront home is more exposed to natural risk, and needs extra measures taken to ensure it can withstand the wind, salt, and water. Bella Sol condominiums include hurricane resistant windows and patio doors, so you know you’re safe in case of a storm. Plus, our “invisible” balcony railings are stainless steel, so you don’t have to worry about rust or corrosion. These features may not be included in a single-family home, and will be costly to have added. Your Bella Sol home also comes with a full one-year warranty, so you can rest easy.

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Stainless steel balcony railings are rust-resistant, preserving the views and their structural integrity.

3. Maintenance-Free Living

One of the most daunting aspects of single-family home ownership is maintenance and repairs, especially when you own a home on the waterfront. The salt spray and ocean breeze is great for you, but can be rough on a home. Bella Sol residents don’t have to worry about liability insurance, landscaping, maintenance, or repairs. They’re all covered by our HOA, which means you can focus on more important things – like planning your next boat outing or pool party!

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Landscaping, maintenance, and repairs are all covered, so you don’t have to worry.

4. Location, Location, Location

Living directly on Bal Harbour Bay is an experience many people never quite learn to take advantage of. From sweeping sunset views, to the cool ocean breeze at night, living on the beach is an incomparable style of living. Of course, there are less homes available beachfront, which means many house-hunters end up living further from the water than they would like, having their views and beach access obstructed. Sitting right on the edge of the bay, your Bella Sol condominium has the perfect location and the perfect views in Apollo Beach.

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Bayfront living, at its best.

5. Safe & Secure

In general, single-family homes are at a greater risk of burglary or other crimes – single-family homes often have more entrances and less visibility. Living in a single-family house on the waterfront only increases the risk, because waterfront homes tend to be more secluded. In addition to the decreased risks from choosing a condominium as your waterfront home, Bella Sol is happy to boast a secure, gated entrance to help keep you and your family safe.

6. Savvy Specialists

Finding a real estate agent who specializes in waterfront properties can be a challenge – even in the Tampa Bay area. Our Bella Sol Sales Team know the ins and outs of waterfront real estate, so you know you’re getting the best information. Financing can always be difficult, but having a specialist that knows the community, and can navigate a smooth closing is important.

7. Money Matters

Bella Sol is happy to offer competitive pricing on our luxury condominiums. At Bella Sol, you get more room and more luxury for less money – what’s not to love about that?

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