Why It's Worth Buying A Townhome
Are you looking into purchasing your next home, but unsure if you should buy a single family home, townhome, or condo? Here are some reasons why buying a two bedroom townhome is a great choice.
One of the nice things about owning a townhome is that you have some separation with there being multiple floors. When you are living in a townhome with a family, it allows you to have the bedrooms on one floor and your living area on another floor. You don't have to worry about making too much noise at night and keeping young kids awake. You'll also be able to get some space away from others.
Limited Shared Walls
When you live in a condo, chances are that you have a lot of shared walls and ceilings with your neighbors. You'll be sharing a floor and ceiling unless you live on a top or bottom floor, which means that you'll be dealing with noise related to footsteps. You'll also have interior walls that are often separated with drywall, which means noise passes through them easily.
A townhome is only going to have the main side walls of the unit shared with other townhomes. If you live on an end unit, you'll only be sharing one wall with a neighbor. This limits the amount of noise you'll hear from other units, as well as cause you to worry less about the noise you make from walking on the floor.
Part of living in a townhome means that you pay HOA fees to cover the maintenance of the structure of the building. In most situations, you're only responsible for the drywall and everything inside of it. Roofing, windows, plumbing, electrical, and structural issues are maintained and repaired by the HOA so that you do not have to worry about it. This can be great for people that like the idea of a single family home, but don't want to deal with the maintenance.
Living in a condo typically means that your outdoor space is limited. If you are on an upper floor, all you'll have is a small balcony for your outdoor space. A townhome is going to have yard access with a front and backyard. While it is much smaller than what you have with a single family home, it gives you the ability to have a BBQ, plant flowers, grow vegetables, and give your kids a place to play.