According to me, an individual villa is more beneficial than an apartment in many ways. Apartment buyers do not own the entire land but the villa is owned entirely by buyers. Pets cannot be kept in the apartment and there will be no place for gardening though pets, can be raised as we like in the villa and can do gardening. We can design the individual villa to our liking but the apartment will have a layout and it cannot be changed. There will be no privacy in the apartment but the villa will be private.
Both have their own pros and cons. Despite many troubles in apartments, they are the best for nuclear families. There is good communication and environment for small families and they do not feel alone. Security apartments provide, is the main advantage of apartments. On the other hand, an independent villa offers huge space and freedom to construct new rooms and floors above. One can modify a villa outdoor space, which has plenty of space for lawn and parking in most cases. You miss all such benefits in an apartment setting. One has to compromise with noise from other apartments, a definite space is provided for everything and one can not alter. Independent villas are easy to renovate as per changing trends. I took bathroom renovation services from My Home Handyman in Calgary and they altered the size also and the outcome is awesome but it was nearly impossible to do if it was an apartment.
Both villa and flat are beneficial. But if you want to really compare both then you have to consider the location, resale value etc, like a ton of things. Before I bought my property I had two major questions in my mind, which are the best villas in Kottayam? And how to register a flat in Kottayam. Ponmankal Homes helped me decide what i want and what is best for me.