Lots of us want to find a home that fits our needs, but most importantly, our budget. If so, expanding your search to include additional housing types, like condominiums, could help you accomplish your homeownership goals this spring, especially if you can be flexible about the space you need. Condos are typically smaller than single-family homes, but that’s part of what can make them more budget-friendly. (see graph below)
In addition to providing more options in your home search and possibly your price point, there are several other benefits to condo living.
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Here are the top 5 reasons why you should consider condos when searching for a home:
1. Lower Maintenance
— Condos typically require less maintenance than a traditional house because the condo association takes care of many of the exterior maintenance tasks such as landscaping, snow removal, and building repairs.
— Condos often come with a variety of amenities that you wouldn't get with a traditional house, such as a pool, gym, or clubhouse. These amenities can add to your quality of life and provide a sense of community.
— In many areas, condos can be more affordable than traditional houses. This can make it easier to get into the real estate market or afford a home in a desirable location.
— Condos are often located in urban or suburban areas that are close to shopping, entertainment, and public transportation. This can make it easier to get around without a car and enjoy the benefits of city living.
— Condos can be a good option for people who want to downsize or have a low-maintenance lifestyle. They can also be a good option for people who travel frequently or have a second home, as condos are often easier to lock up and leave than a traditional house.
Remember, your first home doesn’t have to be your forever home. The important thing is to get your foot in the door as a homeowner so you can start building wealth in the form of home equity. In time, the equity you develop can fuel a future purchase if your needs change.
Ultimately, owning and living in a condo can be a lifestyle choice. And if that appeals to you, they could provide the added options you need in today’s market.
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