It depends on whether you want a yard or not. Most condos will only have a small patio and no yard also you will have HOA fees which can run you any where from $300 - $600 per mo. If you were to buy a home with a yard and hire yourself a gardener on a monthly basis you would be ahead of the game! The gardener would be much cheaper than the HOA dues.
If you don't want to bother with the roof, yard maintenance, the exterior of the building, and want a swimming pool then the Condo is the way to go. Also do you want a garage?? Not all condos have garages.
Hope this helps!