I'm against landed property because most house break ins occured on landed properties. I'm not keen to get a dog to guard my house because dog is noisy and I don't like furry animal anywhere near my house. So my easy solution is ... buy a condo. Then again I changed my mind about getting a condo simply because of the hassle for family and frieds to come visit you as often as they like.
You see, my aunty recently moved into a condo ... quite close to my house. So it is natural that my family and I visits her there often. Thing is, it makes me cringe to go there because we have to stop at the main entrance to ask for visitor parking. If there are none (usually happens on weekends), I have to put my car in reverse and find a space to park outside. Now, if it rains (happens too many times now) .... I arrived at my aunt's house almost soaking wet. That's not all, once you arrived at the lobby of the condo, again you have to register for the guard there to let you pass and take the lift to go up. How much more of a hassle can it be to visit your relatives who lives just nearby? Don't let me go on telling similar countless experiences of visiting friends at their non landed condos/apartments.
The bottom line is, there are pros and cons of owning a landed property vs a non landed property. But If I have a landed house like this one here ....
Oh, I haven't yet gone into the reason why I wanted to move into another house. Well, here it is .. I want more space for myself. I am currently paying the mortgage for a 3 bedroom apartment. Just nice for my mom, 2 sisters and me. Remember that I want more space? Why you ask? To put my growing number of books and magazines (will soon fill up a room if I keep buying new materials) and also a little gallery for all the not-so-fantastic photos that I took. There you have it. Wait! If I have a bit of extra money then I'll throw in a little gym in there as well. Cool, huh!
Another cool design.