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College Station Condos and Townhomes Vs College Station homes
Many parents, wanting to buy a College Station home for their students, visit the idea of a condo or townhome. As with anything there are some very positive points to consider and some other negative points on these issues.
First let's talk about what the difference is between condos and townhomes. The major difference is that condos always have associations and the homeowner doesn't actually own the land beneath the condo, the association does and you typically only own from the studs in. The exterior is owned and maintained by the association. Townhomes may, or may not have associations formed to maintain community resources. With a townhome you own the land that it sits on and the entire structure.
The down side of Condo associations is that there is a monthly fee. This fee can range, in College Station Condos, from $65 a month to over $200. There's no set answer on what these fees cover unless you look at individual associations. Most will cover exterior landscaping and insurance on the common areas. A good many will cover exterior maintenance on the roof and sides of the building. Some will have pools and a very few will cover things like internet service and water. Each association varies.
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