To answer your question directly. Condos in general struggle with resale in any market especially in a buyers market. With very little exception, condo's are not a great "investment". Homes however usually enjoy more of a return on your investment. Again, as with everything, there are exceptions to this rule, but I would opt for the home.
Robert A. Martini
Keller Williams Real Estate
The answer is: both are equally good investments. They will appreciate similarly based on the economy.
Some characteristics that make superior selling points for properties are: updated kitchen and baths, ease of parking, having more than one bath, having more than 1 bedroom, having sunlight, storage, having space, and of course location.
Common condo cons: smaller size, a condo fee, little storage, often no private outdoor space, rules
Common row home cons: maintenance, homeowner's insurance, retrofitting quirks/layout issues
Some condos are not FHA or VA qualified and resale can be difficult where regular row homes already meet the FHA and VA requirements.
Good luck. You have a win-win scenario in front of you from our perspective.
It really depends on your goals for the next 5-10 years. Do you want some maintenance or no maintenance? Do you want to live in an up-and-coming neighborhood, or do you want to live in one that's already been established? I actually live in a condo myself, and there are positives and negatives besides price/taxes.
The real questions you need answered will require more details in order for you to get the expert opinion you are seeking. If you are at all interested in discussing the details, I would not mind helping you out.
Please feel free to email me anytime to discuss it some more. I wish you lots of luck!