Hello, let me just be straight and honest with you. If you are a busy person that is barely home, not very handy and don't like to be bothered with to many rules and regulations then a condo will suit you. Now, if you love your own individual space, enjoy working on home projects and you have time and additional funds to maintain the property then a home will work for you.
As far as the expenses are concerned the home will cost more because you have to pay to keep up the entire property, both inside and out. With a condo your common charges, which are usually fairly low covers the maintenance of the exterior and common area and limited interior repairs.
It's all about what you know you are capable of handling better and no one on the internet knows you better than you.
The point is you need to sit down and write down a list of all the positives and negatives to owning a condo and a home. In your heart you already know which lifestyle fits you best you just have to have the courage to make the decision.
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