Are you interested in owning a piece of property, but a little worried about the responsibility that comes with home ownership? If so, rather than jumping in feet first and hoping that everything goes well, why not do a practice run by purchasing something like a condo instead? When you buy a condo, there are some specific advantages that will allow you to be a property owner, get a feel for what property ownership feels like, and decide whether you really want to have the responsibilities that come with full-fledged home ownership.
If you compare buying a home to buying a condo, you’ll notice some similarities along with some differences. For example, when you purchase a home, you are the homeowner, with all the responsibilities of home maintenance and upkeep. On the other hand, when you buy a condo, you have the joy of owning the property without the hassle of worrying about taking care of the yard or outside structure. Buying a condo is also different from buying a home in that homes are typically more expensive, while condos are a more cost-effective option, which makes buying a condo the perfect choice for a first-time property owner. Additionally, many condos come with a swimming pool or other recreational facility, which means you can use the recreational areas without being responsible for the cost of running them or keeping them maintained.
If you are interested in purchasing a condo, contact me, Mary Ann Patton, Realtor. I have 17 years of experience in helping people find their dream homes and can help you in deciding whether a home or a condo is the best option for you.