A new trend in homes is coming out, and I thought this article about it on MSN.com was quite interesting. These appear to be traditional, single family detached homes, but they are actually condos. As with a condo, the home is maintenence free. Lawncare is taken care of, as well as the exterior of the home. There are several different options in how these can work, but typically, the buyer would actually be owning very little in this situation. In come cass, you would own the building, but not the land. In other states, it may be that the buyer owns everything from the flooring (i.e. Carpet) and paint inward. The actual floorboards and drywall are owned and goverened by the condo association. There are pros and ons, but if this option looks good to you, give me a call and I would be happy to help you find your own free-standing condo.