Condos are essentially single family homes who share walls with your neighbors, same as in some cities. A difference is that there are grounds and perhaps common buildings, property that you do not have to maintain yourself. Instead, as a co-owner you pay a fee and they are done for you. You would have the maintenance of everything inside your condo, same as a regular home. Responsibility for the exterior maintenance may vary. Be sure to read the fine print so your are not surprised.