Having your own independent home is the dream of many people. Why? Because privacy is what we want the most now. We want to have our own marina, our own space, which will not be heard from behind the wall, as in the case of a flat in a block of flats.
Your own home is not only your own space, but also your own land. On this land you can grow a garden, which will be the decoration of the house. In addition, in the garden you can grow your own vegetables, so you will not have to buy them and you will be sure that they are not fertilized.
The house also allows you to freely develop the space, without having to share it with other residents.
Very often homeowners are jealous of the residents of blocks of flats, who do not worry about snow clearance in winter, lawn mowing in summer, garbage collection or fuel purchase. Owning a house is also associated with higher maintenance costs. Unfortunately, the bills are much higher than in blocks of flats, especially if you have a gas stove for heating.
Living in a block of flats also has its advantages and disadvantages. However, it also finds its supporters.
Apartments are certainly more accessible than houses. Assuming that we want to build a house from scratch, we have to put a lot of time, energy and, above all, money into it. There are many apartments to buy (new and old) on the real estate market – you can buy them practically on the spot. Maintenance of an apartment is much cheaper than a house, especially during the heating period. Additionally, living in a block of flats we do not have to worry about a leaking roof, a non-functioning heater and many other things that will be repaired by a housing cooperative. Also a close neighborhood can be an advantage – flats in blocks of flats are less vulnerable to theft, unlike houses.
Neighbors are an advantage, but also a disadvantage. Well, how to organize a party or a party without exposing yourself to their irritation? Sometimes it also happens that they like to know what happens in our home, when we leave the apartment and when we return to it. In a block of flats we do not have access to outdoor space. Yes, there are balconies, but they don’t give us the same freedom as our own garden. Motorists will also have a problem with parking a car – it is very easy to scratch a car in the parking lots under the block or simply steal it.