Southwest Florida offers many options for the prospective condo owner. Many people choose to buy a condo instead of a home because of the ease of maintenance and security. Since the Southwest Florida real estate market is dominated by vacation home owners, second home owners, and retirees, maintenance free living becomes a priority.
When you own a condominium unit most all of the following things are taken care of for you in the monthly or quarterly condo fees: (individual condo complexes will vary widely on fees and amenities offered of course)
Outside building maintenance
Roof maintenance and replacement
Maintenance of the common grounds and amenities
Public insurance for the community
Insurance for the outside of the individual unit (does not include inside or contents)
In some condos, amenities such as a clubhouse, heated pool, tennis courts, shuffleboard, meeting rooms, card rooms, gym facilities, social programs, beach access, food grilling areas and others are offered.
Utilities in some condos are paid through the monthly dues. Usually this will be limited to basic cable and possibly water and sewer.
Take a look at some of our favorite condo complexes below:
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