As of 2014, the largest markets for condos in Maine are Portland and Old Orchard Beach, respectively. Generally speaking, the closer to the ocean you are, the more you can expect to pay. But whether you're at home on the ocean or prefer fewer grains of sand in your shoes, owning a condo can be a great option if you're looking for less maintenance responsibility while still having control over your living space.
Your HOA is responsible for building maintenance, including covering any damages over time. That means you're only responsible for your unit and the things you keep there. Better still, your condo policy covers your share of the repairs if a common area is ever damaged by a covered incident.