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Many people say they don't really feel like an adult until they buy their first home. It is a huge step. Rather than letting a landlord make all important repairs, you take on this responsibility yourself. You also get to build equity in the home over time, which can be a rather smart investment. At the same time, buying your first home can be a little intimidating. You may have questions about applying for a mortgage, setting a budget, and shopping efficiently. We hope to answer those questions with our helpful content. Your real estate agent is a good source of information, and so is this blog.


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Why A New Townhome With A Yard Might Be Better Than A Condo Or Single-Family Home

If you prefer living in a home rather than a condo because you like two-story living and having a yard, but you hate the upkeep and isolation of single-family home living, then buying a new townhome with a yard might be the ideal solution for you. Townhomes are perfect for single, family, and retired lifestyles. Here some reasons to consider buying a townhome with a yard. 

You Can Enjoy Two-Story Living

Townhomes usually have two stories, but you might find one that has more than two stories. If you like having the living space on the first floor and bedrooms upstairs, then you'll probably find a townhouse with the perfect floor plan. Since the upper floors belong to you, you won't have problems with upstairs neighbors being noisy like when you live in a condo. Plus, when you have a yard, the lower floor can open to a relaxing lounging space with flowers or a grill.

You'll Have Private Yard Space

If having a yard is important to you, then you probably wouldn't be happy living in a condo, even if it had a balcony or patio. A townhome yard is much smaller than a typical yard that comes with a single-family home, so you won't have to spend a lot of time maintaining it. However, you'll have room to let your dog play off leash, plant a garden, or just enjoy outdoor living and cooking. Even a tiny yard can bring your family and pets a lot of enjoyment.

You'll Be Part of a Community

If you don't like the isolation of living in a house surrounded by a large yard on all sides, but a condo is too crowded, then a townhome might be a good living choice. You'll be part of a community with close neighbors, just like condo life, but you'll still have your own house. If you like the social life that comes along with condo living, then look for a townhome community with an active lifestyle. However, you can also buy townhomes with only two homes per building that don't have any social activities at all.

Townhomes and the communities they come with vary considerably when it comes to price, layout, and amenities on the grounds. All these choices help you find the perfect townhouse for your lifestyle so you or your family fit right in and love where you live. A townhouse offers a little more privacy than a condo, but it has advantages over a single-family home, especially when you buy a townhouse that has a small yard you can do with as you please.