Bozeman Condos For Sale – Downtown Bozeman Townhouse and Condominium Communities
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Life in a Bozeman condo or townhouse is different from life in a single-family, Bozeman home. Compared to single-family living, the Bozeman condominium/townhome lifestyle has its own particulars.
Remember the general rule: You do NOT own the outside of nor the property under your Condominium, but you DO own the outside of and the property under your Townhouse.
The benefits and drawbacks of Southwest Montana condominium living, whether a slope-side, ski condo, or downtown Bozeman condominium, need to be weighed against your own needs and criteria. Here are the Pros:
Bozeman Condos For Sale: Positives
- Security: Condominium buildings often have security features, be they buzzers, a guard service, cameras, etc (check this out before buying, if it is of concern). Having a sense of security is particularly helpful if this will be your second home and you are only intermittently here. Also, you’re closer to other residents in case of an emergency or if you make friends who could keep an eye out for problems.
- Low Maintenance: End the physical demands of mowing the lawn or shoveling snow. Condo living means someone else takes care of plumbing problems, exterior painting, roof maintenance. Though there may be some cases–if it’s your fault–where you will have to pay for maintenance or repairs.
- Yard and Outdoor Space: Yards and outdoor areas are usually smaller in condo communities, so if you hate yard, hedge, or tree work, a condo may be the perfect choice for you.
Is security more important to you than distance from your neighbors? Are you comfortable with Bozeman Condo-community living? Here’s a list of basic “Cons” of condo living to help you decide:
Bozeman Condos For Sale: Negatives
- Box of Air: When you buy a condo, remember you do not own the land beneath the building, you simply share an interest in it. Instead, you own the space within the interior walls of your unit, and share ownership of the common areas with the other Condo owners.
- Community Living: You’re much closer to your neighbors in a condo or town home. Shared walls and common areas may allow noise from your neighbors to filter in or encounters with your neighbors more often than you may like. Also, as part of the homeowner’s association, you will have to coordinate with neighbors to come to decisions regarding common area usage and changes. If possible, try to meet your closest prospective neighbors before making a decision.
- Fees: Monthly condominium fees go toward maintenance and repair of the common areas. Occasionally, there are additional assessment fees to handle larger repair jobs. Your fees may also be paying for amenities, such as a swimming pool, that you may not use. Although fees generally help pay for amenities and provide savings for future repairs, you will have to pay the fees agreed to by the condo board, whether or not you’re interested in the amenity or not.
- Storage: Some condos have storage lockers, but usually there are no attics or basements to store belongings.
Recommended Reading For Considering a Bozeman Area Condo: Montana Code Annotated 2017: Condominiums