Condos, or townhomes, are a great solution for individuals who are tired of renting and want to enter the real estate market, but don’t necessarily need a traditional house.
A traditional home requires a lot of maintenance: yard work, painting, cleaning and maintaining the roof,just to begin. Many individuals, from busy professionals to older retirees, may not want to take these chores on, even while they do want to own their own place and build equity while doing so.
This is where purchasing a condo may make the most sense for them. Condos are smaller than a traditional home, and while there’s a monthly HOA fee, this generally includes maintenance of the grounds and amenities like common areas, pools, and recreation rooms where neighbors can go to socialize.
But the biggest draw for many is location. Condo complexes are usually located closer to a downtown area, as opposed to the suburban sprawl found when looking for a traditional home. This means that daily errands may be easier, entertainment like movies or live shows is more accessible, and driving can be less of a necessity.
If a condo sounds like a good solution to your house hunting endeavors, here’s 5 Sonoma County condos and townhomes that are on the market right now for under $450,000, waiting for you to go take a look:
23 Regents Cir, Rohnert Park – $380,000 – HOA Fee: $365/mo
This 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath townhouse has the location thing down pat. It’s close to SSU, shopping, and transportation, making it a prime find for college students.
The living room with a wood burning fireplace is the excellent setting for entertaining and relaxing.
742 Agnew Pl, Santa Rosa, CA – $315,000 – HOA Fee: $145/Mo
This 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo is a cozy 991 square feet, ideal for a retired couple or a working professional who just doesn’t have time to maintain an entire home.
The complex has pools, a park and is within walking distance to Finley Park. The attached one car garage will keep your car clean and protected from the elements, as well as adding additional storage.
2583 Vallejo St, Santa Rosa – $299,000 – HOA Fee: $240/mo
This 2 bedroom, 2 bath, 1,096 square foot condo is a stone’s throw away from Montgomery Village, shopping, schools, and transportation.
While the outside may initially be underwhelming, the interior is contemporary, clean, and spacious looking.
101 Ross St, Apt. 17, Cotati – $449,900 – HOA Fee: $320/mo
This condo has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, and is in a co-housing community that includes a common facility for dining and guest services.
Though you can choose to dine socially, you can also hang out at home and cook your own meals. The emphasis on socializing is just an added benefit to this unique community for those who are more outgoing.
183 Vineyard Cir, Sonoma – $399,000 – HOA Fee: $145/mo
This beauty is in a 55 and over community, making it superb for retirees. With 2 bedrooms, 2 baths and 1,320 square feet there’s plenty of room for entertaining or having family over for a weekend.
There’s a sweet little yard great for enjoying a light lunch outdoors. The gate opens directly into the neighborhood grounds, inviting the homeowner to take a leisurely stroll.