Let Us Help You Discover the Pros and Cons of Condos

pros and cons of condosIf you are in the market to purchase a piece of property in Charleston, one of the best things is that there are so many options not only in house type but places as well. We at Infinity Realty love helping our clients here in Charleston find the perfect home for them, whatever the size may be. There are many factors that go into the decision making process when you are thinking about buying a new home, and some of those factors are linked.

One type of home that many consider as their first home is a condo. However, you may be conflicted about purchasing one. Let us help you go through the pros and cons of condos so you can decide if they are a good fit for you.

The Pros and Cons of Condos


  1. More choices in places to live in Charleston. As most of you know, the housing market in Charleston is almost always booming and finding that perfect place to live can be like finding a needle in a haystack. When you think of living in Charleston, some neighborhoods can pop up in your mind. When you choose a condo, you budget can usually be widened to fit more neighborhoods. This is perfect for those of you who have only a couple of areas in mind.
  2. Upkeep is at a minimum. While in any home there will be upkeep, condos can be a little bit less. This has to do with the fact that in most cases they can be smaller than regular homes and they have no yard to keep up with. This makes a condo a great choice for those who can’t or don’t want to have regular maintenance on their home. This can be for a variety of reasons like being too busy or not having the skill.
  3. Security is usually higher in condos. If you live alone, feeling safe and secure in your home is always a top priority. In many places that have condos, there are gates, key cards or even security guards available to help keep the community safe. There are usually also security cameras in the parking lots to ensure your car stays safe as well.


  1. Maintenance fees still apply in condos. You may be thinking that you will get out of those pesky HOAs that you hear about when you purchase a condo. That is not true. There is maintenance that has to be done to the building and it will be paid by you. This isn’t a bad thing since we all want our homes to be in tip top shape. Going along with HOAs, you still will also have to get approval on many of the improvements you may want to do to your home.
  2. Resale can sometimes be difficult. When it comes to reselling a condo, sometimes it can be a bit difficult. When there are a bunch of other condos that look just like yours, all for sale at different prices, making yours stand out can be time consuming. However, regular maintenance and updates will usually help you stand out from the competition.
  3. Sharing walls aren’t always fun. As we all know, when you choose to live in a condo or even a townhouse, you will be sharing at least one wall, if not more, with your neighbors. In any home, you can suffer from bad neighbors but in a condo, it can be amplified. If you are the type who truly needs their privacy, a condo might not be the best option for you. On the flip side, being close to other people gives the group a sense of community too.

As you can see, there are so many pros and cons of condos that you have to ultimately choose which is the best option for you. This is when we at Infinity Realty step in. We have seen hundreds of clients all of whom have their own set of rules for where they want to live and what they want to live in. Let us help you sort through all of the pros and cons of condos and homes to see which the perfect fit for you. Contact us today and let us help you find your next Charleston home.

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