Have you been thinking about buying a house but not sure you’re ready for all of the care and feeding that goes with the responsibility? Are you living in a condo or home that just doesn’t fit the way you live any more? The answer is simple: buy a townhome. The benefits of a townhouse add up to a great choice for many homebuyers.
The space you want…
A townhome is a multi-level, attached home. The main living space is on the first floor and the bedrooms on the upper floor(s). You have a full-sized kitchen in a townhome, along with all the other features you appreciate in a home: plenty of living space, generously sized bedrooms, and the storage you need.
This 2-story design presents the feeling of a single-family home, as opposed to a single-level apartment or condo. Enjoy your social time downstairs and your private time upstairs.
Some townhomes also include a garage, another feature that feels like a detached home.
…without the upkeep you don’t
Unlike a single-family home, a townhome gives you the added benefit of low maintenance living. Exterior maintenance, like lawn care, gutter cleaning, and roof repair, is included in your HOA. Leaving the work to someone else also means you don’t have to store and maintain a lawn mower and other tools.
Townhome living is a lock-and-leave lifestyle that gives you freedom from chores that are, well, a chore.
A safe sense of community
When you’re connected to your neighbors, it’s easier to look out for one another and stay in touch. You’re more likely to run into each other at the mailbox, the local park, or the community pool. As you build these friendships, it’s also easier to find someone to look out for your home when you’re away, because they can simply walk to your home rather than drive there. This sense of community can give you a stronger sense of security.
There’s even more value in a new townhome
If this lifestyle sounds right, you have the choice of buying a brand new townhome or a resale. Think about the advances in technology that have created dramatic improvements in our lives. Advances in construction have also provided significant changes for the better. Energy efficiency, for one, has experienced greater results with new construction methods, systems, and materials. In fact, the Department of Energy rates new homes as at least 30% more efficient than those built prior to 2004. Radiant barrier sheathing and low-E glass windows provide better thermal protection in your home—keeping a comfortable temperature inside and the not-so-comfortable temps outside.
Working smarter, not harder is another way a new construction townhome adds value to your investment. Look for a builder who has experience in the most current construction methods so you gain the structural integrity that results from this approach. A smart builder looks for ways to improve processes and reduce waste that drives up costs. For example, the use of engineered roof trusses and open-web floor joists reflect the work of a knowledgeable builder who takes extra steps to ensure quality craftsmanship.
And, be honest, don’t you just love the new home smell? And the knowledge that you’re the first one to live here?
Give yourself all the benefits of homeownership with more freedom from home maintenance. Contact us at HistoryMaker Homes to explore the quality and value built into our homes, from the personal service of attentive professionals to the enduring craftsmanship and meticulous attention to detail that is our signature.
More Home. Smart Choice.
Every HistoryMaker home reflects our “More Home. Smart Choice” mission—to provide the foundation for your most meaningful memories. We maximize functional space and include smart features that live the way you do. With intelligent construction methods, energy efficiency, and integrated home technology, building a HistoryMaker home is simply a smart choice.
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