Real Estate

How Much Condo Can You Buy for Your Budget?

You don’t need to be a millionaire to own a condominium. But it certainly helps.

By Roxanna Asgarian February 5, 2016 Published in the February 2016 issue of Houstonia Magazine


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Inside of 2016 Main

What: One bed/one bath
Where: 2016 Main, one of Houston’s first high-rise residential buildings, built in 1964
Amenities: At this edifice straddling Midtown and downtown, an 809-square-foot unit clocks in at $149,950, with a $674 monthly maintenance fee for amenities like a pool, fitness center, wi-fi, cable and building security.


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Image: Renaissance

What: Two bed/one-and-a-half bath
Where: Renaissance at River Oaks, whose units were converted from apartments in 2000
Amenities: There’s a pool and fountain feature in the courtyard, both of which are serviced with a $480 monthly maintenance fee. A 1,244-square-foot condo here features arched entryways and vaulted ceilings, plus a built-in wet bar and wine rack.


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Inside the Renoir Lofts

What: Two bed/two bath
Where: The Renoir Lofts, a four-story Randall Davis development on the corner of South Shepherd and West Dallas
Amenities: Constructed in 2000, the building holds two-story dwellings like a 2,000-square-foot condo that features an additional loft study area, 18-foot ceilings, custom built-ins and oak floors. Maintenance fees come in at $710 a month.


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The rooftop pool at the Four Seasons

What: Three bed/three-and-a-half bath
Where: The 30-story Four Seasons downtown
Amenities: This 4,776-square-foot penthouse includes a library, plenty of bathrooms, a gourmet kitchen and stellar views. Maintenance fees are $4,000 a month and include all the amenities available to hotel guests, like that fancy heated rooftop pool.

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