The needs and wants of home buyers have changed over the years; one response to these changes was the creation of the coveted townhome. The townhome effectively merged the convenience of a condominium with those of a single-family home to address the changing lives of many homeowners.
As a result, the townhome quickly became an alternative to buying a single-family home. Townhomes were designed to answer to the demands of individuals who were looking for comfort, proximity to work and ease of maintenance. For many, these advantages still make it a wiser choice over a single-family home.
Those individuals, whose life styles reflect our fast paced world, rejoice in owning a townhome as it provides them with all the comfort they need minus the overwhelming amount of maintenance.
Townhomes offer homebuyers a myriad of advantages:
Less exterior maintenance -Since a townhome is attached to another dwelling, the exterior maintenance is drastically reduced. Furthermore, because of the smaller yard and patio there is no need to own a lawn mower. At the end of the day, less exterior maintenance translates into money saved.
Better security –Neighbors are close by so it is much more difficult for a burglar to break in unnoticed. The proximity of the townhomes brings neighbors together to help protect each other.
Community amenities –Townhome communities of any size typically offer a pool, tennis-courts, fitness centers and much more. For many townhome dwellers this translates into great savings.
Valuable time savings –A townhome is the perfect alternative for people with busy schedules. Less maintenance is ideal for homeowners who lead fast paced lives, and who cannot dedicate time to the many chores associated with single-family homes. Having community amenities right on the site is another time saving feature because it brings entertainment and fitness right to their door steps.
No neighbors above or below –This is great for those who don’t want to deal with noises like footsteps from above. It also removes the need to have to tip toe across the floor to avoid disturbing downstairs neighbors.
More house for the money -For buyers worried about square footage, a townhome offers a perfect solution. Generally buyers are able to afford more living space in a townhome than in a typical stand alone, single-family home. The townhome occupies a much smaller amount of real property, but builders use vertical space to get lots of square footage between the walls. Townhome builders design compact stairways and efficient hallways to give homeowners the greatest amount of square footage possible. The result is usually a much more convenient, comfortable, and spacious living area than would be achieved by purchasing a similarly priced single-family home.