Natural Lighting: Sunlight is arguably the most preferable light source since it is free, providing natural color variations from the morning into the evening. Then again, sunlight can beam hot air inside in summer while allowing freezing air in your home in winter. For condos, the issue is likewise a double-edged sword. They inherently are challenged by some lack of natural light. I work with properties worth between $100,000.00 and $2,000,000.00. Even my highest end homes only have windows along two sides!
One suggestion, no matter what your price point, is to seek a home with a balcony. Many affordably-priced modern condos offer great-sized balconies for an ultimate daily dose of natural lighting. Often, these structures cleverly are set back from the rest of the building, providing an amazing amount of privacy. This is especially true for upper-level units. I know people who grow all kinds of vegetables on theirs in the summer, from tomatoes to mint to basil. They enjoy observing the changes every day of the summer in private while also enjoying the greater social opportunities available in a condo building. Another twist pertains to loft condominiums. Given the sheer size of the windows, the owner can fill a house with natural light with the opening of one window treatment!