Are condos worth the maintenance fee?

I am considering buying a condo at a prime location. But I am looking at the maintenance fee. Is a condo worth it for the added fee costs? Some are as much as 800 bucks, which is almost the cost of another small mortgage on a house! I am assuming that one still has to pay property tax for it, as well as the... show more I am considering buying a condo at a prime location. But I am looking at the maintenance fee. Is a condo worth it for the added fee costs? Some are as much as 800 bucks, which is almost the cost of another small mortgage on a house! I am assuming that one still has to pay property tax for it, as well as the monthly mortgage payment. So is a condo really worth the extra maintenance fee.

What are the pros and cons of a condo vs. a house?
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