When you buy a single-family home, you will be taking on the responsibility of maintaining the entire property. This may not be something that you are interested in doing, even if you want to own a home. In most cases, you would have to give up features that you usually only find in single-family homes when buying a townhome or condo, but you can get creative while searching.
A condo usually comes with a living room, kitchen, bathroom, and bedrooms, but it is the other features that they often do not have that you want to focus on when looking at condos for sale.
In some condo communities, you will have shared laundry facilities. Although you may not mind if this is an option in a condo community, you may want to have a laundry room in your unit. A condo with a washer and dryer that will stay upon purchase is an ideal situation. But, at the very least, you want to find a condo with enough space to install a washer and dryer on your own.
Most condo owners do not expect to have a backyard, but you should be able to find some units with a private yard. This is an option when you look at bottom floor units in certain areas. You will need to determine if you want a sizable yard or if you are comfortable with a small space. For instance, a small space may be all you need to give your dog a place to go to the bathroom.
If you want to keep your vehicle protected, you should prioritize condos with a garage. Even covered parking has its limitations on what it can do to protect your car. A private garage also gives you flexibility to use the space for more than just parking your vehicle. For instance, you can use it for storage or working on small projects that you would normally handle in a garage.
One of the features that is often lacking in a condo is storage space. A single-family home can have a storage shed, attic, garage, and several closets throughout the house. Fortunately, you can find condos with private storage units that are in a specific area in the community. Even a condo with several walk-in closets may provide you with enough storage to satisfy your needs.
When you prioritize these features while searching for a condo, you should have no problem replicating the lifestyle of living in a single-family home in the condo that you buy.
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