Condo, PUD, Co-op: What's the Difference?

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Thinking about buying a condo or Town home in  the Upstate SC?

Here is some important information for you provided by Greer Real Estate Company LLC,


Condo, PUD, Co-op: What's the Difference?

Condos: Walls, floors, and ceilings owned by all residents;

HOA dues; covenants, conditions, and restrictions; value depends on the desirability of entire development.

Planned Unit Development (PUD):

Individuals own structure and some land.

Co-op: Corporation made up of all tenants;

larger units have more power in how building is run; fees for taxes, mortgage, repair, improvement; heavy scrutiny of financial, personal history.


Not a form of ownership, but a term for an attached row house.

Advantages of each: Prices often lower than for single-family home; maintenance minimal or nonexistent; safety in “cluster” environment.

Disadvantages: HOA dues; CCRs may be complex.