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Condos vs. Houses: Which is Right for You?

When you’re a first-time home buyer, choosing the perfect property can seem like a daunting task. With so many options, how do you know what’s right for you? Should you buy the first property that fits your needs or should you shop around for awhile to see if your dream home comes on the market?One of the first decisions to make the home buying process easier is what type of property you want to live in. Do you prefer the convenience of a condo? Or the privacy of a house? Here are some major differences between condos and houses to help you decide.
MaintenanceWhen you own a house, you’re responsible for all the maintenance. From fixing the plumbing to shoveling the driveway, you either have to tackle tasks on your own or hire an expert to help. On the other hand, condos usually employ a maintenance team to take care of the entire building. You’ll pay a few hundred dollars each month in condo fees (in addition to your mortgage) to make your life a little easier.
StyleWhen you buy a stand…