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question; why are some people against living on the ground floor?

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We are sometimes told by potential buyers for condominiums that they do not want to live on the ground.

After having been around the real estate industry for the past 25 years, this concern expressed by some still seems odd to me, particulary as most of the people asking about it are currently living in single family homes and obviously are faced with the same ground floor exposure.

One could even argue that it might be safer to live on the ground floor compared to any other floor in a condominium building, as one, in the case of an emergency could literaly just open a door or window and walk away.

But I an curious to learn from others and read what your thoughts and opinions are.

Live a Pfanntastic Life

Peter and Linda Pfann

Posted by: Peter Pfann | March 15th, 2010

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Noise above you? Some tenants/owners are extremely and surprisingly inconsiderate of those living below. I know.

Posted by: robin | March 21st, 2010

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I think many people believe they will be more vulnerable to burglaries and home invasions on the ground floor, that these unwanted intruders just have to hop the balcony/patio and let themselves in. I was in that camp for a while but have lived on the ground floor for over 5 years now and have no fears and no problems. Of course it's well secured and also alarmed and thus is not likely to be the most attractive place in the world to a would-be intruder.

If you're renting, however, security precautions such as having a burglar alarm installed in your suite and other modifications to discourage unwanted entry aren't usually permitted so you remain the proverbial "sitting duck" and your fears are fully justified.

Posted by: Tara | June 21st, 2010

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