There is nothing like having the support of your friends, especially while you are single. If you and one of your good friends are interested in settling down and are able to buy real estate, a hot condo in the city can be an excellent purchase. If you live in a beautiful city with a wonderful nightlife, you may want to be near all of the action. Along with a great location, here are three items that all girlfriends should look for in a shared condo to purchase.
Doorman or desk building
If you and your friend are dating or if you sometimes have friends over, having a doorman or desk check building is one of the safest things that you can do. A doorman will be able to ring you when you have a visitor. At a building that has a desk clerk, guests will have to show identification and check in before being allowed up to your apartment. Many condos will have an approved visitor list with people that they allow up to your apartment with ease for your close family and friends. This extra layer of security can make your apartment just as safe as an alarm system. This way you and your friend are safe while being social.
Separate shower and bathtub combo
When you are looking to buy a condo with your best friend, go through the bathrooms and look for restrooms with separate showers and soaker tubs. This can be especially important if you are sharing a restroom or if you enjoy a nice bathroom. Separate showers and tubs make it easier to keep the drains cleaned, especially since you can put a drain trap in the shower for hair and debris. The resale value of your condo will likely be higher, as many families look for separate tub and showers for master bedroom usage. Investing in a separate shower and tub gives you more space for your bubble baths and more consumer interest in your condo.
A huge balcony or patio
Every once in a while you may want to enjoy peace and quiet. Being in a high rise condo above the city can give you the chance to relax in quiet. Find a wide balcony that can hold plenty of patio furniture for yourself and your friend. After a long day at work or a hard weekend, you and your friend can have a little downtime without having to go out into the big city. A big balcony can also give you a place to throw dinner parties without interrupting your best friend if they prefer a solitary night inside.