Getting ready to buy a home? There are other options to consider rather than condos or single-family homes. A townhouse, for example, is a great option that might be the perfect fit for you and your family.
In America, the townhouse is a house on a small footprint of land typically comprised of multiple floors. These homes are typically built on a small lot in the center of a city, within walking distance of mass transit, shopping, dining, and entertainment. They can be quite affordable, compared to a free standing house, and some are built luxurious enough to suit the wealthy. There are many benefits to buying a town home, let’s take a look at some of these advantages.
1. Low Maintenance
Most townhome HOA’s take care of external maintenance such as mowing, pulling weeds and driveway resurfacing. They also typically take care of swimming pools, mail rooms and all other common areas used by the community.
2. Amenities Included
Many of the amenities and services you will need are included in the HOA fee or the purchase price. This may include services like termite inspections, trash removal and landscaping as well as amenities like water usage, exercise facilities or car washing stations.
3. Sense of Community
Since townhouses are connected and share common areas and community amenities (pools and rec rooms), it’s easy to get know your neighbors. There’s something nice about being situated in a town home community where there are dozens of people within a stone’s throw. This makes it easier to develop a sense of community where people look out for one another.
4. Conveniently Located
Townhouses can be found in the suburbs but they tend to be situated in convenient locations. Some are built in the middle of a downtown’s hottest district, and most are located close to amenities such as restaurants and other entertainment areas.