How many of you gays and gals own or live in a condo? I have a job promotion which I am considering taking, but its in a whole different city/state. The state where the new job is at Denver, Co. Right now I live in the burbs of Austin, TX and I have an 150K home (when I got it new 4 years ago) which by all means if my home was in Denver it would be an easily 400K home. I been looking really really hard at realtor.com and looking and new'ER homes in the Denver surround areas and alot of them @ the 150K price mark looks OLD, RUN DOWN and POS. I by all means want to move to Denver, but I am hesitant on a home to buy where my wife & kiddos would be happy with for a long time. I really do not want to spend over 165K mark and looks like CONDOS in the Denver area seem to be affordable and also BRAND - NEW, not old and run down on some of the homes that I searched in Denver area. So my question to you guys is how many of you love the condo lifestyle? Any of you have a family that live comfortable in your condo? The condo I am looking at is 1/2 the sq ft size of my home here in Austin, so yes I will be getting rid of alot of my junk. On the good end,, no huge yard maintance (now I can sell my weed eater and lawn mower) and taxes are wayyyyyy lower in Denver. Anyone here like to share thoughts?? I perfer not to rent. I would love to buy instead and make an investment/equity in time. I never could really understand givin my hard working money away to leaseing companies. Thanks all for any suggestions. BTW I have 2 kids (2 & 7 year olds) and THE wife and NO PETS. Condo I am looking at is about 1600 sq ft, 2 story 3 bed rooms 2 baths. 1 game room (for my theater / stereo room) . I dont think it has a garage though. So condo no? Yes?