In the past, most people imagine of a dream home as a single-family home that has a big back yard with white picket fence. But today’s real estate market provides more complicated and new options for home buyers. If you are thinking of buying a home, one alternative to purchasing a single-family home is to buy a townhome. Townhome living may be the right choice for you. Also know as a townhouse or a rowhouse, its structure is traditionally a multiple story home that is adjoined to other homes on one or more sides, and normally covers a small piece of land. But there is something special about townhomes.
Because this type of home is adjoined to another home on one or more sides, there is less exterior maintenance. You do not have to spend more money on dealing with your sides since it is already adjoined to another building, so you only have to take care of the front and back of the building. The area of the front and back yard may not be big; this will not need much yard work. If you are considering adding a deck or a patio onto the back of your townhome, it would not be a big task to complete since you have less yard to manage.
When it comes to security, you can rest assure that you are safe since neighbors are close by. It would be difficult for burglars break into your home without being noticed by the people living in your sides. The adjacency of townhomes provides protection to each other and it allows you to get help easily like when you forgot your keys in the house and need to make a phone call.
Typically, the townhome community amenities are supported by home owners association fees to provide and maintain facilities for pools, tennis courts, fitness centers and more. You can take full advantage of these community facilities as this could save you big amount of money at the gym, or provide you more fitness and entertainment choice than your budget would normally permit.
You may find stacked townhomes on top of one another, but these homes are more close to being called condos. Traditional townhomes give you the convenience of knowing that you have no neighbors above or below you. You will not have to worry about overhearing footsteps during your sleep time, and you do not have to be anxious on your own footsteps at night.
Another good thing about purchasing a townhome is you get more house for the money. On average, you will be able to afford more square footage in a townhome than you would in a single-family home. Although the actual property of your home occupies a small amount of space, your townhouse can be multiple stories. There are three, sometimes even four-story townhomes, and builders have come up with compact stairways and structured hallways to provide you the most footage possible. Townhome living allows you to have a much more convenient, open, and roomy living space than you could in another way manage.