Vehicle / Storage and Garage Space...
In my initial meeting with clients I ask how important use of a vehicle is to them?  Do they  need the comfort of having a garage attached to their condo/loft or at least nearby?  If they say it is very important, I suggest that they check out condos with in 10 - 15 minutes  away from the downtown peninsula area, or choose a high rise that has underground parking or at least adjacent parking to the building.  A number of city lofts have no parking except on street parking.

Stairs / Elevator Access...

Many retirees are retiring early in their 50's,  some are in their 60's and 70's.  All of them wish to remain healthy , so walking to nearby stores and restaurants fulfills a need, incorporating fitness in their lifestyle. But the question remains, how many stairs can you handle? Or do you need single level living with elevator access.

Portland Maine has some of the oldest housing stock in the nation.  Many of the older more charming renovated buildings have multiple stairs in many cases. This can be very challenging in making the correct condo/loft choice.

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