The condo that I just moved into has a bunch of positives and downsides all throughout. If I had to get started with the most positive features, I’d say that the view out the back is entirely attractive. Even though I’m on the first floor, there is a sizable lake behind our complex that is home to several interesting species of birdies, fish, otters, and other woodland creatures. The only other positive that I can think of is the amazing price I paid to get the unit. Sadly, this location is in many ways in total disrepair. There was considerable destruction to the drywall in several unusual locations. I had to fill the holes and refinish the surface before adding a new coat of paint. Then I ripped up all of the aged and nasty carpeting from the 1980s and tossed it all into the dumpster outside. I had boxes of laminate flooring ready to install that I found on clearance at a local hardware store. These were complications I was able to control. The worst aspects are the things beyond my control. The noise I hear from above everyday is absolutely daunting, plus the noise in our bedroom from our neighbor’s Heating, Ventilation plus A/C condenser. Sadly, both of our condensers are right along the wall that separates our bedroom from the back of the complex. The window a few feet down on the same wall lets in a large amount of the noise, especially at night. Some Heating, Ventilation plus A/C condenser units aren’t especially loud, while some older machines might make tons of noise as their fans oscillate. I honestly wish they would replace their a/c device already, because our condenser is almost twice as large however is about half as loud by comparison.