We are in the process of buying a home and we've found some that we like a lot but we found a condo that is almost exactly what we were looking for and in a nice area. Our girls can go to the school district we like and it's selling for much less money than some of the other places we are looking at and that's ideal because I will be making the switch from working mom to SAHM after the birth of this baby.
However, I've heard good and bad about owning a condo and I want some opinions.
We are a young couple with a 4 year old and one child on the way.
Answer by butterflyblue19 at 11:17 AM on Sep. 7, 2013
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Answer by QuinnMae at 11:27 AM on Sep. 7, 2013
We have owned a condo before.
Pros- No outside maintenance to worry about (mowing the grass, replacing the roof, etc). Same pluses of living in an apartment complex but own instead of rent (pool with no maintenance, club house, playground, etc), less costs over all (price of home, maintenance, insurance, property tax, etc)
Cons- not being able to pick your neighbors. Of course this is also true if you buy a home, however, your neighbors are much closer to you than if you live in a house, Home Owners Associations (some are good, and others are power hungry)
The biggest reason we no longer have our condo is because of a neighbor issue however, it was mainly situational and most people won't experience what we experienced.
Answer by JeremysMom at 11:45 AM on Sep. 7, 2013
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