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Why buy an end unit condo if you have a choice?

Is an end unit condo a better choice?

So you are interested in buying a condo and you have given thought to all kinds of units. Now you want to know what is the advantage of  buying an end unit?

The end units in any condo complexes are often in high demand unless they are located next to something unattractive.

As you have already discovered end units are price higher than other units, however many are willing to spend the extra amount to secure an end unit.  And when it comes to resale end units sells faster and for more money.

The reason why end units are so popular is because you won't have neighbors on one side.  When chosing an end unit you should also consider the number of bedrooms.  I have found two or more bedrooms are more desirable.

Another consideration when buying an end unit condo is: Do you want to be on the first or second floor?  Do you want neighbors above you? There are advantages to either choice. And this will depend on your preference.



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Comment balloon 12 commentsJennifer Fivelsdal • March 21 2013 10:20PM


Hi Jennifer,

Excellent post!  I tend to push the end units for my buyers, especially if they seem to think that they will be moving in the next two to five years.  Much easier to resale.  Best of GREAT success to you this year!  And I need to circle around and finish the Google Hangout.  :)


Posted by Jordon Wheeler, J W Group Real Estate Sales and Service (The Jordon Wheeler Group) over 7 years ago

Jordon I agree that end units are easier to sell, the number of bedrooms are also important.

I look forward to seeing you hangout.

Thanks for the well wishes, same to you.


Posted by Jennifer Fivelsdal, Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection ( JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571) over 7 years ago

Hi Jennifer, End units have a possible view and only one neighbor to annoy or be annoyed by.

Posted by Dan Tabit (Keller Williams Bellevue) over 7 years ago

Jennifer I also found that end Units have larger square feet of living space and more light due to more windows! Great post for buyers to consider End Units!

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) over 7 years ago

Jennifer, having only one wall to share is surely a great benefit - and another one mentioned here is - it's brighter because you have 3 sides open.

Usually, in seller's market, end units are priced slightly more.

Posted by Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale (LAER Realty Partners) over 7 years ago

I've owned end units and they are longer to walk too and well worth the additional exercise!

Posted by Wallace S. Gibson, CPM, LandlordWhisperer (Gibson Management Group, Ltd.) over 7 years ago

Jennifer, Good advice for buyers.

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) over 7 years ago

Great advice Jennifer, some end units are very desirable with more privacy and double exposure as well.

Posted by Morgan Evans, LICENSED REAL ESTATE SALESPERSON (Douglas Elliman Real Estate) over 7 years ago

Jennifer, I wansn't aware of corner unit condos costing more but it makes good sense and I can see where they would be in demand.

Posted by Bob Ratliff, "Sold with Bob" (Robert Ratliff Realty) over 7 years ago

Jennifer I lived in a Condo years ago, and the end unit would definitely be my preference

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) over 7 years ago

Jennifer-If someone is unlucky like me, I'd always want the higher floor. When I lived in multi-family situations, if people were above me, they were usually heavy-walkers, and hard door closers. But maybe that was just my bad luck.

Posted by Wayne Johnson, San Antonio REALTOR, San Antonio Homes For Sale (Coldwell Banker D'Ann Harper REALTORS®) over 7 years ago

Jennifer, there's no doubt that end units are typically the better option.  I've also lived in condo end units and they are so much more enjoyable.  About the only down sides that I can think of are the ones you've mentioned and also that utilities might be slightly higher on end units because of the esposed walls.

Posted by Nick T Pappas, Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource (Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, @HomesBirmingham & Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Huntsville AL) over 7 years ago

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