Buying Your First Townhome? 3 Features To Keep An Eye On

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Purchasing a townhome rather than your typical single-family home can come with the cost being lower or allowing you to live in a denser and more desirable area, but it can also come with some challenges. If you've been eager to begin house-hunting, there are several things that you'll want to look for to make sure that the townhome has the kind of design you want and that you're not going to feel let down by the home after you've moved in.

Parking Situation

The first thing you'll want to check when you're interested in townhomes is the parking situation. Unlike a typical house, not every townhome is going to have an attached garage. In this situation, you may need to park your vehicle on the street. If you share one wall with a neighbor, you could struggle to find parking that fits the number of vehicles you have.

Checking if the townhome has parking already can help a lot with deciding whether or not it's going to be a good match for your cars and how often you drive.

Square Footage

Townhomes can often be smaller in square footage than other homes, making it important to decide exactly how much square footage will be ideal for you. Considering the number of people you live with, your furniture, and other details can help with narrowing down homes for sale and finding a home that has the square footage that suits your lifestyle.

Ease of Maintenance

While more square footage can seem great, it can also come with the drawback of needing more maintenance to stay in great shape. From the landscaping of the property to the size of the home and the expected cleaning needed, paying attention to the kind of maintenance the home will need can play a big part in how much time you'll need to spend on the home. Checking the age of the home as well can give you a clue of when you'll be expected to make repairs and other updates that can be necessary.

When you've been wanting to buy a townhome for a while now, it's important that you're aware of some of the things that can make a difference at home and what you should be looking for. With the above features and the care the townhome will need in mind, you'll be able to make sure that you make the very best purchase for your new home.

To learn more about buying homes, contact a real estate agent.

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11 February 2020

Sarah's Renting Tips

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