If you are a first-time homeowner, an empty nester, or you are considering downsizing, a townhouse is a great option. Most are modern and stylish without sacrificing space. They are a great go-between between apartments and detached houses. Below are 6 advantages of townhouse living.
The affordability of townhouses is one of the factors that make them popular. Although they are compact compared to detached houses, their market price is way cheaper. They can cost up to tens of thousands cheaper than single-family homes. Because there is no dead space within or around the house, the total square footage of townhouses is much lower. As a result, the prices are affordable.
With that said, pay attention to the annual or monthly fees charged to community members for the maintenance of shared facilities. Therefore, when budgeting for your monthly expenditure and mortgage payments, factor in this fee.
Typically, townhouses have three floors, which provide ample living space for you and your family. You also enjoy some privacy as the only thing you share with your neighbor is the sidewall. You can decorate and furnish your house as you like to create a living space you love. The top floor provides you a great view of the surrounding scenery.
Typically, townhouses are built near amenities such as parks, restaurants, schools, hospitals, and public transport.
Aside from easy access to public amenities, most townhouse communities have recreational facilities for their members. For example, tennis courts, swimming pools, gyms, spas, etc.
Most townhouses are built in a community living setup. This makes it easy to make friends and acquaintances. Some townhouses have a common area where people can hang out or interact with other community members.
Townhouses are designed with shared walls with no backyards. As such, you do not have to worry about tending to the garden, mowing the lawn, cleaning the gutter, washing the driveway, or cleaning the pool. However, should you need to spend some time outdoors or to walk your pets, townhouses, you have access to the common courtyard.
Detached houses are an easier target for robbers than a townhouse. Besides, when living in a single-detached house, you have to invest heavily in security systems and fences.
With townhouses, the community corporation takes part of the responsibility for security. Some townhouses have a main security gate and security systems set up all-round the property. In some cases, each house comes with a security gate. Also, neighbors look out for each other. However, you can invest in alarm systems and insurance for your house.
Townhouse living is worth it. It is affordable and convenient as it gives you easy access to amenities. It is a middle ground between apartment living and living in a detached house. If you are a first-time homeowner, it is a stepping stone to owning more property in the future.
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