I’m used to having the return vent housing our filters, and at most getting on a ladder to swap them out
I had the option recently after I finally got on our feet financially and free of debt to either continue residing in an house and pay rent, or I could buy something and live in it indefinitely. In our head, the dichotomy was always staying in an house versus buying a detached house. The either/or in this situation was limiting, because our budget wasn’t immense and I didn’t want a immense transition from the way I live now. Additionally, there are things enjoy yard care and other repair required when you own your home, whereas here all of that is covered by our rent costs. I can’t remember what triggered the thought in our mind, however that’s when I realized I could get the best of both worlds through buying a condominium. You have all of the plus side of residing in an house without the downside of indefinitely burning through your money on weekly rent fees. There is almost always some sort of house association or HOA fee each month, however this is to cover building repair and exterior work. How much this fee is each month differs from one house association to another. I care about our new house with such an affordable HOA fee, even though I cannot believe I have to climb inside our attic to simply change our air filter. I’m used to having the return vent housing our filters, and at most getting on a ladder to swap them out. If I want to upgrade the filters for our heating and cooling system in our new condo, I literally have to climb inside the attic every single time. Plus, it’s not right at the opening either, it’s somewhat far back behind more than 2 rafters.