Advantages and Disadvantages of Townhomes

Having a place to live is a basic necessity for everyone. It can be difficult when choosing a place to live, however, when you are trying to weigh out which style of housing suits your needs best. We get that. That is why we have invited our friends over at Montano Homes to help highlight the pros and cons of one type of housing in particular: townhomes.

Pros

Convenient Locations 

Townhome communities make convenience a priority. This is why you will often find them close to shops, restaurants, and more. And whether it is important to you to live downtown or in the suburbs, there are townhome communities waiting for you.

Low Maintenance

If you dread spending your limited free time on things like yard work, a townhome is right for you! Most townhome HOA’s will cover all outside maintenance so that when you are at home, you can spend your time doing things you actually want to do.

Amenities

Including in your HOA fee are many quality amenities. Depending on the community, things like trash pick up, swimming pools, gyms, and pest control will be available for you to take advantage of.

Cons

Less Privacy

For some, one of the biggest downsides of a townhome may be a lack of privacy. With townhomes you typically will have a few shared walls and a smaller yard. With good neighbors, though, this should not interfere too much with your home life.

Less Freedom

We have briefly discussed some of the advantages that come along with having an HOA. They keep everything neat and in order for the entire community. This may not be as ideal for those that enjoy artistic freedom, though as HOA’s do have very strict standards that you have to abide by.

Ultimately, townhomes are excellent choices for many different types of people. If you would like to tour one in person and get a better feel for if they are right for you, do not hesitate to get in touch with Montano Homes.