Keep in mind, though, that it’s difficult to make hard and fast distinctions between the two. Even if you’re doing an Internet search, you probably won’t be able to search for just condos, or just lofts. More than likely, they will be listed together.
The history of the building is one way to differentiate the two. Condos often are in buildings designed for that purpose. In addition to the individual condos themselves, there are public areas