Welcome to San Diego Blog | April 7, 2023
Reasons To Consider Condos in Your Home Search
“A condo can be a more affordable entry point to homeownership than a single-family home. And as a homeowner, you’ll build equity over time and have access to tax benefits that a renter wouldn’t.”
That’s why expanding your search to include additional housing types, like condominiums, could help you accomplish your homeownership goals this spring, especially if you can be flexible about the space you need. Condos are typically smaller than a single-family home, but that’s part of what can make them more budget-friendly (see graph below):
In addition to providing more options in your home search and possibly your price point, condo living has several other benefits. They tend to require less upkeep and lower maintenance, which can give you more time to do the things you enjoy. Plus, since many condos are in or near city centers, they offer the added benefit of being close to work and leisure.
Remember, your first home doesn’t have to be yours forever home. The important thing is to get your foot in the door as a homeowner so you can start building wealth in the form of home equity. The equity you develop can fuel a future purchase if your needs change.
Ultimately, owning and living in a condo can be a lifestyle choice. And if that appeals to you, they could provide the options you need in today’s market.