Questions to Ask Yourself When Considering a Townhouse

10 October 2017
 Categories: Real Estate, Blog


If you are ready to buy a new home then you want to choose the proper dwelling for yourself and your family. If you like the idea of living in a close knit neighborhood that's sequestered a bit from the surrounding neighborhoods, then you may want to consider a townhouse. You do want to make sure you are okay with a house that's extremely close to your neighbors and that may only offer you a very small yard.

If a townhouse for sale sounds like it would be the right choice for your family, then you want to ask yourself some questions before coming to an ultimate decision. Here are some of the questions you want to ask yourself:

Do you want a fenced in neighborhood?

You can find townhouses in communities that aren't fenced in and townhouses in neighborhoods that have a fence all the way around them. Going with a fenced in neighborhood allows you to enjoy a better sense of security, but it can also mean that you have to be prepared to let all of your visitors in according to the rules of the community.

Do you agree with the association rules and guidelines?

When you move into a townhouse community you will become a part of a community that has a Home Owner's Association. You will need to agree with their rules and regulations. You will also be required to pay the association fees that everyone in that community has to pay. These fees go toward the upkeep of the community and all of the amenities that it has to offer those who live there. These fees will be separate from your mortgage, so they will be an additional monthly expense.

Are amenities important to your family?

If you like the idea of living in a community where you will have access to a lot of exciting amenities, then moving into a townhouse community can be a great choice. Some of the various types of amenities that they can give you access to include things like lit-up walking trails, beautiful grass areas with sitting areas, dog parks, playgrounds, barbecue areas, ponds, swimming pools, tennis courts, gyms, basketball courts and many others.

Can you live in a limited space?

If you live a lifestyle where you need a lot of space for your car collection or your abundance of pets, then you may want to consider a house with property. However, if you live a fairly downsized lifestyle then you may fit perfectly into a townhouse and if you do, then you will get to enjoy a cozy atmosphere and a home with many great perks.