How? Easy. Drive your car off a cliff. With the proliferation of the car sharing companies here in Center City Philadelphia, you might want to ask yourself, seriously, do I really need to own a car? You might be surprised. Most parking lots around town now have designated spaces for these hourly rental cars.Let’s look at the general/average monthly cost of a new car here in town:
Car payments $400
Tickets, gas, etc. $100
Cost of being carless: Priceless!
With nearly $1000 a month in saving, you have now transformed your Philadelphia condo shopping possibilities from a one bedroom to a two bedroom. Or maybe you have gone from an existing somewhat “used” condo to a new bright shiny, never before lived in, say, Rittenhouse Square condo.
Being carless is something that is hard for most Center City condo buyers to imagine. Like freckles, or unmanageable hair, it is something that we possibly have lived with all of our lives. Imagine the freedom you can mentally experience without the burden of owning a car. I did it here in town for five years, and let me tell you- it was a joy!
So to all those Philadelphia loft or condo buyers who are struggling to find what they want, think about the possibility of shedding 2000 pounds of ugly fat. Drive your car off a cliff. Or sell it. Whatever. If you simply look into the easy and availability of the new car sharing programs here in town, you just might be pleasantly surprised at what you can now afford in the Center City condominium market!
Prudential Fox and Roach REALTORS®
530 Walnut St., Suite 260 Philadelphia, PA 19106