Go With A House Or A Condo?

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If you are in the market for a new place to live then you need to choose the right type of housing before you go in search of the best place for you and your family to live. Two options you will have before you are a house or a condo. Each one has many benefits you will get to take advantage of and it's important for you to choose the type of housing with the benefits that are going to create the best living space for all of you. Here is a comparison of living in a house versus living in a condo.

A house gives you more freedom

A house gives you more space from your neighbors and it isn't going to be closely monitored by an association like a condo will be. This means you will generally get to enjoy more freedom to live the way you want without hearing complaints. You can work on a car in your own driveway in a house where this is generally against the association's rules when you live in a condo. You can also get away with playing your music louder in a house than you can when you are in a condo where your neighbors are so close to you they will hear it louder.

A condo can feel more secure than a house can

When you have so many neighbors in such a close proximity like you have in a condo it can give you an added sense of security. In a house that sits on its own property you can feel more like it's you against the world when you hear a noise late at night. If you are the only adult in the household then this is something you may really want to consider.

A house is better for parties

If you like to have a lot of house parties then you will probably find that a house will cater more to you in this aspect. You can have more people over and you won't have to worry about the parking situation a condo can leave you dealing with.

A condo is better for meeting people near you

If you are new to the area and you don't know many people, then condo living can make it easier for you to meet others. If you have children, this is a great way for them to make a lot of friends that live right within walking distance of your home. The community pool or rec room that most condos have will be a great place to fraternize with others.


29 March 2017

Sarah's Renting Tips

Although I've never worked professionally in the real estate business, I sure know my way around it. How, do you ask? Well, I have simply rented a lot of different places and worked with a lot of different landlords and real estate agents. In the past 7 years I've lived in 11 different houses or apartments, none of them my own. In finding those 11, I have looked at literally hundreds of apartments. I used to hate house hunting, but now it's kind of fun. You just need to know what you want and the right questions to ask. Hopefully this blog can help you learn some of the tricks of the trade from another renter like yourself.