Reasons not to buy a condo based on price per square foot.
Not a good idea. It would be like buying a car by the pound....would you pay the same price per pound for a KIA as a Mercedes? Lower ceiling height make's a condo appear closer to a motel room than an actual vacation experience. Nine to 10' ceilings open up any glass areas facing a panarama or the Gulf of Mexico. They also give an internal feel of a suite instead of a motel room. The costs SHOULD be higher for the additional ceiling height but unfortunatley appraisers completing a quick estimate of value might miss that and compare only the price per square foot and age. I recommend you search for the additional height for your own personal enjoyment and "curb appeal".