sorry eyes but some condos are much nicer than sfh's
I agree that a new condo is much nicer looking. Buyers are indeed duped into paying far more than they should by granite countertops, flashy new tile, stainless steel appliances, etc.
Anyone paying more for a condo than a piece of land has fallen prey to the savvy developer marketing tools. If you've paid 50% or less for a condo than a SFH then you're probably doing it right. And yes, I agree that some need a condo due to age, disability, etc. - I'm talking about the other camp who have done it by choice.