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(NC) COVID-19 has brought changes to everything, and home design is no exception. Experts are expecting to see lasting impacts on everything from the materials we use to the rooms we prioritize. Check out these and other noteworthy trends:

Houses over apartments. Many people who live in condos or apartments do so to be closer to the action – work, entertainment and shops – and never planned on spending much time at home. But the pandemic has changed that, and more people are going to want a home that offers plenty of room and outdoor space in case they need to self-isolate again.

Self-sufficiency: A hard lesson we’ve learned is that things and services we thought we could count on aren’t necessarily a sure thing, so items that increase self-reliance will become very popular. Expect to see more homes with sources of energy like solar panels, sources of heat like fireplaces and stoves and even urban and indoor gardens that allow you to grow your own produce.

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If you're looking for a concrete highrise condo in Edmonton's downtown, the options seem endless. One criterion that often gets overlooked, especially when budgeting what you can afford, is the condo fees.


Condo fees can have a dramatic effect on the affordability of any condo, and it's important to know what the fees include. Some condos may start out with low fees when they're first built, but once a condo board and reserve fund is established, those fees can increase significantly and very quickly. Some buildings, at first glance, may seem to have high condo fees, but they may be including amenities such as a gym, pool, car wash, social/games rooms and guest suite. When you factor in the cost of a gym membership or paying to get your car washed, you may actually find you can save money. Some buildings even include extra utilities or services, such as electricity, cable and wi-fi.


When buying any condo, the fees and what they include is an essential consideration.


With that said, I've...

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