If you have not considered buying and living in a townhouse because you are afraid of the noise issue (either your family being too noisy for the neighbor or them being too noisy for you), you may want to take a few minutes and rethink things. Regardless of where you live, there are going to be pros and cons about it. The thing is, you need to be open-minded enough to consider how a certain type of home can be beneficial to you and your family. Here are just a few reasons to look at the townhomes for sale as you start home shopping.
Most townhomes are part of a community where all the homeowners take pride in their place and want everything to look nice. They will have a maintenance crew to take care of all common areas and all external maintenance. This can include landscaping and keeping the outside of your house in good repair, painting it if necessary. If you are hoping to have a garden or do some landscaping yourself, you still have the backyard to work in. Many townhouses are situated close to the street to provide a larger, more private backyard for owners.
Many townhome communities are located near the town center. You should be able to easily get to a shopping center, bank, schools, restaurants, and entertainment facilities. In larger cities, townhouses are generally better located than single-family homes because they do not require as much space. Builders and development companies want to get as many people in as little space as possible. So, if you do not want to live in an apartment or condo but need to be where the action is, a townhome is your best option.
Since townhouses are generally situated in a small, gated community, they may offer amenities you would not have at your home otherwise. There may be a swimming pool (either indoor and/or outdoor), a tennis court, and a community clubhouse. The clubhouse is usually open to all residents, and may hold regular events like exercise classes or karaoke night. You may also be able to reserve the building for a special event like a wedding reception, or special birthday party.
When you sit down with a real estate agent to start looking for your new home, be sure to mention you may be interested in a townhome. Go and see a few townhomes for sale. You may just be surprised at how well this type of home appeals to your tastes.