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why does end unit(conner unit) cost more than mid units?

whats the different?
just have less noise ?
why cost more than mid units?
  • November 10 2013 - Northeast Tacoma
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The privacy issue!  End units offer more and less shared walls!
  • April 24 2014
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End/corner units are typically more desirable and hence higher in price because they will typically have: 
1. Less common walls
2. Less direct neighbor noise
3. More of a sense of privacy
4. More light, more windows with an additional wall facing outside instead of a neighbor
5. Easier access to stairs.
  • November 14 2013
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End units do not cost more to heat or cool if you have an updated structure / properly built.   If the sunshine is costing you cooling money - buy blinds.  The only reason all people do not buy an end unit is - there is only one end unit per street or per building floor - in other words - every body can't have an end unit.  I guess when you don't have what you wished you had - you can make yourself believe or feel better by making stuff up

  • November 14 2013
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End units do offer more privacy etc - however don't overlook the inside units......in todays era of heating and cooling costs the inside location can make a rather dramatic difference in your costs!
  • November 12 2013
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End units offer more privacy and less noise with only having one neighbor. Usually offer better access as well and more windows. Sometime units are larger and have larger yards. If it were my choice I would definitely purchase and end unit.
  • November 11 2013
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Hello, James,

An end unit has more privacy, as there is no neighbor on one side.  It also has more natural light because it has more windows.  Usually they will sell first since more people like to have these extra features and benefits.
  • November 11 2013
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They typically offer more privacy because of only one neighbor, have more windows-thus better natural light, and sometimes more yard. Also, some end units have a larger floor plan which of course adds value.
  • November 11 2013
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Debra is correct in this. Most often an end unit, because it has no neighboring unit on one side, will instead have a bank of windows along the end of the building. That alone adds a much more open feel to the unit, with more light and at least some sort of view. Not all end units do however, and some simply look down upon a parking lot or perhaps some other undesirable view, so its important to go see the property in person and decide if the lack of a neighbor on one side, the possible windows and whatever view they offer is worth (to you) any possible increase in price the seller is asking.
  • November 11 2013
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Its a matter of preference.  You only have one neighbor, most likely you have more windows on the side that is exposed to the exterior, but your heating bill may also be a bit higher since you have one wall exposed to the exterior not abutting another heated unit.
  • November 11 2013
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Privacy, bigger yards, safer for kids/pets if off of the street.
  • November 11 2013
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In addition, end units have cross ventilation.
  • November 11 2013
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I agree with everything that Debra said...more light, more privacy and bigger yard most of the time.
Most corner lots will also offer a off street parking because of the extra yard.
-Joseph-
  • November 11 2013
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only one neighbor 
  • November 11 2013
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Hi James, 

Are you looking to buy a condo/townhome?

Mid-units have neighbors on both sides while end/corner units give you only half the chance of having to deal with the sounds of loud neighbors/barking dogs/etc. coming through your walls.
Corner units usually cost more, but you will probably be able to sell for more in the future too.

Hope you're enjoying life in beautiful Tacoma!


  • November 11 2013
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end units are often preferred, and sometimes cost more (assuming they are the same design as the mid units) because they get more exposure and often have  more windows & views = more light

also - you have more privacy not having a adjoining neighbors on both sides........

all of the above may add value, hence a higher price.
  • November 10 2013
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