Myths About Condos
There are a lot of myths out there about condo living. Homebuyers can have preconceived notions about condominiums, including that you can hear your neighbors through the walls, must pay high condo association fees, and more. At HHHunt, we believe it’s how you live that matters, and we are busting the myths about condos so that you have the information you need during your home search.
Definition of Condominium
When we say “condo” or “condominium,” most people think of tall buildings spotted with balconies in an urban area. Some condominium complexes are indeed like that, but not all.
The official definition of a condominium is “individual ownership of a unit in a multi-unit structure.” In simple terms, condos are multiple units owned by different parties with common land ownership. There are no other requirements! You can learn more details about this home type in our Ask the Expert Series: What is a Condo? If you are curious about how condos compare to townhomes, check out our related posts: Low Maintenance Townhome and Condo Living and Condo vs. Townhome.
Myth #1 About Condos: They Are Small in Size
False! Though condos are a unique way to maximize land space, this doesn’t mean the floor plans are small. Our condo floor plans can be up to 1,936 square feet, offer multiple bedrooms and bathrooms, and offer garages. We have seen an uptick in all age groups purchasing condos, including people that are downsizing, first-home buyers and families.
Myth #2 About Condos: Stairs and Elevators
What if we told you that you could get a condo that offers first-floor living? When built on the ground level, some of our floor plans will have no significant stairs to climb or elevators to ride. Take the Bristol 1 floor plan, for example. This home offers homeowners the perks of low-maintenance living on a single floor.
Myth #3 About Condos: Shared Walls Mean Less Natural Light
False! Just because you share a wall with neighbors doesn’t mean you miss out on natural light. Several of our condos, including the York floor plan, offer spacious windows in the main area and bedrooms. In fact, some floor plans even offer patio doors to an outside space.
Myth #4 About Condos: Condos Include High Association Fees
False! Condos do not mean high association fees. The association fees will vary by the community, just like they do with other home types.
Our Wescott community, for example, offers homeowners the low-maintenance lifestyle they are looking for at an affordable price. Located off Hull Street in Midlothian, VA, you are just minutes from the area’s best dining, shopping and entertainment. Some of these condos offer one-level living and all homes have private entrances. Residents will enjoy an array of lifestyle amenities. These include a community clubhouse, open spaces, an amphitheater, yard games, a hammock garden, landscaping, and sidewalks.
Myth #5 About Condos: Condos are Only in Urban Areas
False! Condominium living has become more popular over the past several years, which means homebuilders have developed innovative condo plans in unique, amenity-rich master-planned communities. A few more of our condo community examples are featured below.
- Quarterpath in Williamsburg Condos is located in the highly sought-after Quarterpath community and offers luxurious condos with private entrances. Quarterpath homeowners reap many benefits from living in Williamsburg. Whether it’s walking trails, popular attractions like Busch Gardens, Golden Horseshoe Golf Club, local restaurants, the Village Shops at Kingsmill, or top-notch medical and educational establishments – there is something nearby for everyone. Plus, the low-maintenance lifestyle means more time for exploring and less time on chores and yardwork!
- The Pointe at Twin Hickory Condos are just 15 minutes from downtown Richmond, Virginia, and in the heart of Short Pump; the Pointe at Twin Hickory brings condo ownership to the established and renowned Twin Hickory community. Select from one or two-level home designs with one to three bedrooms, including first-floor living plans and plans with attached garages. All homes include private entrances. The Pointe will also feature commercial and retail spaces, making this community an actual “live, work, play” destination.
See for yourself!
Don’t let myths about condos scare you away from finding a new home that might be right for you and your family. We invite you to explore our condos in Richmond and Williamsburg to see if they offer the lifestyle you want in a new home.
Because it’s how you live that matters.
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