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Old 02-04-2009, 02:02 PM
 
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This may seem like a stupid question. What is the difference between a condo and an apartment in Alexandria, VA? I thought that a condo and an apartment were the same thing except you buy the condo and you rent the apartment. However, while trying to find an apartment in Alexandria on the internet, I saw that they had condos for rent. What does that mean?
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Old 02-04-2009, 02:17 PM
 
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However, while trying to find an apartment in Alexandria on the internet, I saw that they had condos for rent. What does that mean?
That means that someone who has purchased a condo has placed the unit "for rent." Your landlord would be the condo owner (or his representative if he has hired someone else to manage it).
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Old 02-04-2009, 02:40 PM
 
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That means that someone who has purchased a condo has placed the unit "for rent." Your landlord would be the condo owner (or his representative if he has hired someone else to manage it).
Oh, I should have thought of that. Thanks!
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Old 02-04-2009, 09:59 PM
 
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and, generally, doesn't condos typically come with more storage and sometimes a garage? As least that has been my experience as I look through rentals in this area.
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Old 02-05-2009, 06:03 AM
 
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and, generally, doesn't condos typically come with more storage and sometimes a garage? As least that has been my experience as I look through rentals in this area.
It depends. The storage unit is probably pretty standard, but the garage space depends on the building. I know where I have a condo only 75% of units have an assigned parking space; the rest don't have a parking space at all.
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Old 08-22-2009, 04:21 PM
 
Location: Belle Haven Estates just south of Alexandria VA in Fairfax County
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Here's an article explaining the difference between condos and apartments. Condos, Communities and Real Estate in Northern Virginia - What every renter should know about condominiums.
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