We're about to list our house for sale to move down to Bergen County, NJ, which features real estate nearly double the price of where we live currently (Orange County, NY). If we purchased a condo it would make things simpler and cheaper. But I can't buy a condo for several reasons. One major reason is when I'm playing my guitar, I want to crank my amp up at times. In a townhouse neighbors might give me **** about that. Eff that action. So I'm not that concerned about a large lot, but a separate house is a must. There are other reasons (i.e., we have a dog we love, some condos don't want you to have a dog or a large dog, eff that action too). Just when you think guitar playing can't get any more expensive, it does.