So you’re ready to take the leap into homeownership. But before you dive in headfirst, have you weighed the options between owning a condo and owning a single family home? Once you’ve accessed your needs for location, price, and amenities take the time to consider some of the advantages of condo living. Depending on your needs, you may be surprised to find that a condo may be the perfect fit for you.

Amenities?  Yes please!  

Condos are associated with less than favorable condo association fees, but did you ever stop to think about what those fees cover? Some condos offer wonderful amenities to take advantage of that you may not have had the money to do otherwise. Most condos have a pool, a clubhouse, and even a fitness center. When you weigh the cost of going to a community pool, renting a space for activities, and a gym membership, the perks trump the costs.

No maintenance? No problem!
Another benefit of condo living and those pesky association fees is low to no maintenance. That means no more mowing the law, trimming weeds, cleaning the pool, or repainting your window trim. Your weekends are all yours to float around in that fabulous pool and relax.

Kumbaya communities.
Condos are tight knit. They have to be, since they are built so close to each other. But this doesn’t have to be a bad thing. Many condos are becoming their own little village. When you live so close to your neighbors, it’s hard not to build lasting friendships and relationships all while building a sense of community and security.

City living, here we come!
Condos are known for having prime locations. Many are located near favorable areas and some are even in the heart the city. If living near thriving shopping areas and being within walking distance of entertainment establishments sounds like your idea of heaven, then condo living could benefit you greatly.
Sure, owning a condo isn’t for everyone. But if you’ve figured out what you really want in a home, don’t be surprised if you find yourself falling in love with condo living.

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