con·​do | \ ˈkän-(ˌ)dō How to pronounce condo (audio) \
plural condos

Definition of condo

: condominium sense 3: such as
a : a unit in a multiunit structure (such as an apartment building) or on land owned in common (such as a town house complex) He lives with his wife … in a really great condo with a really great view of Boston Harbor.— Wendy Wasserstein
b : a building containing condominiums Pastel condos dot the hills, and chili stores and sweet "shoppes" line the main drag.— Ted Fishman

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The project from True Life will consist of 18 two‐bedroom condos ranging in size from 1,277 to 1,470 square feet, and 22 three‐bedroom units ranging in size from 1,482 to 1,520 square feet, staff reports said. Joseph Geha, The Mercury News, "Milpitas Council approves 40 condos, grants exception for no affordable units," 22 Aug. 2019 With all that supply, the average price for resale condos dropped 11%, and average new development prices fell 46%. Sydney Price,, "Apartments languish in Manhattan’s Financial District," 21 Aug. 2019 As sales have slowed, the number of condos on the market has exploded., "Betting on the Ritz: New downtown tower to offer record-breaking prices," 10 Aug. 2019 That is showing up in longer sales times, especially for condos. Aldo Svaldi, The Denver Post, "Home sellers in metro Denver turn less active in July," 3 Aug. 2019 So far, 25 of those condos have sold and the remaining ones are priced between $439,990 and $511,990. Jc Reindl, Detroit Free Press, "Old Tiger Stadium apartments are finally done: Here's what they look like," 17 July 2019 Homes under 1,800 square feet made up only 22% of the new housing stock — 10 percentage points less than two decades ago — and construction of multifamily condos has been moribund since the recession. Lydia Depillis, CNN, "The rent is still too damn high and 2020 candidates finally want to do something about it," 25 June 2019 Landlords would rather convert standard units into condos or upgrade them to luxury units when rent regulations suppress prices. James Sutton, National Review, "New York’s Insane Rent-Reform Package Will Make the Housing Market Worse for Everyone," 14 June 2019 Those memories include going into Nicole’s condo shortly after the murders, not long after police had finished working the crime scene. Kc Baker,, "Big Little Lies Reminds Sister of Nicole Brown Simpson and O.J.: 'She Lived That Life'," 12 June 2019

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1964, in the meaning defined above

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plural condos

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