Condos may keep you from not having to worry about outside yard, sidewalk, driveway & parking work. Some even cover the entire outside of the building so far as repairs. Of course you will have to pay a monthly fee for these things to be taken care of. On the down side, you may difficulty on a future resale should enough other condo owners in the same complex decide to rent their units rather than to live in them. Once a certain number become rentals financing / mortgages can be difficult to secure. You should talk to a Realtor in your area as each condo complex or building will typically have its own set of rules, guidelines and fees involved.