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What Kind Of Home Should You Buy?

When deciding to buy a home, there are a lot of considerations that you need to take into account. One of the most imperative questions to work through is the type of property that will best suit your needs and future growth. With that in mind, here are the advantages and disadvantages of owning a house versus a condo or land.


A condo might be the type of home for you. You mostly find condos in cities, so if you plan to live in a city, then this could be perfect for you. You will be close to where you work and have access to everything that you need from your doorstep. The downside to buying a condo is that they are usually far smaller than a regular house. Additionally, if you are buying in a city, then they won’t be cheap either and depending on where you plan to live there might be a premium for living in the area. However, this might suit your city lifestyle, and it might have everything that you need. Condos can still have multiple rooms and storage. Unfortunately, you won’t have things like a garden, attic or extra personal space that you get from having a proper house.


You won’t find many houses in an urban environment. If this is the case, then a house is an excellent choice for you. The benefits of buying a home are that they can come with an ample amount of space including multiple floors, bedrooms, bathrooms, and spare rooms. This means you will have far more space than an inner-city apartment. However, that comes at a cost which is that you are further away from the things a city can offer. This extra distance might include work, but it may also encompass missing the city life both during the day and at night. You will also be further away from things like theaters, museums as well as events of all kinds. This will mean traveling into the city if you want to enjoy or experience these things. If you are alright with doing that, then a house outside the city is probably perfect for you. Naturally, you get a lot more for your money in a single-family home and while you are further away, the extra space might something that you need.


You might decide that neither of these is working for you and decide to build your own home ( It is unlikely, although not impossible that you will be able to build something in the city, so you are probably looking at building a house in the suburbs or outside the city somewhere. However, you have a lot of freedom when it comes to building a house. You have full control over what it looks like as well as how many rooms, and other things are included in your house. If you are looking for a house to buy, but can’t find anything that you like on the market, then you might want to consider building your own. Doing so can often end up being cheaper in the long run as you know that the quality of the house is the best it can be or it might be cheaper in general as you build a more budget home.


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About the Author

Kaya Wittenburg

Blog Author and CEO

Kaya Wittenburg is the Founder and CEO of Sky Five Properties. Since the age of 10, real estate has been deeply ingrained into his thoughts. With world-class negotiation and deal-making skills, he brings a highly impactful presence into every transaction that he touches.

He is here to help you use real estate as a vehicle to develop your own personal empire and feel deeply satisfied along the way. If you have an interest in buying, selling or renting property in South Florida, contact Kaya today.

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