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Townhouse or Single Detached?
Are you thinking about buying a townhouse? Or a single Detached?.
The decision on what type of home to buy can be difficult, since you cannot predict with certainty how long you will live there and what life changes your home will have to accommodate in the future. Before you decide which option to focus on in your search, it’s important to compare both to see which is best for you and your family. Each of these types of homes has their benefits and drawbacks; the choice is entirely up to you.
The Difference Between Single House and Townhouse
TOWNHOUSE- A townhouse is a single-family dwelling typically occupied by one family. What makes it different from a single-family house is that it is attached to another unit. One townhouse is separate from the next by a dividing wall with no windows or doorways.
Best for: Starter Families
Less Expensive: The price of a townhouse is generally less than a single family home of the same size and location.
Less Maintenance: Townhomes also tend to have smaller front and back yards meaning less landscaping to deal with.
Enough Space: Many townhomes are every bit as roomy as their detached counterparts, and those with particularly smart floor plans can live like a much bigger home.
Shared Walls: Townhouse are built in groups or rows in which the homes share common walls and roofs
Less Privacy: Because you share a wall, or two, or three with your neighbors noises such as barking dogs, crying babies, or loud music can be more of a nuisance.
Renovation: Owning a townhouse will limit you to make expansions and/or renovations that may threaten the uniformity and integrity of the housing complex’s building structure.
SINGLE HOUSE- Single-family homes are unattached houses that are most often found in the suburbs of a larger city, and may be in a subdivision or out in the country. Many have a yard, a garage, and perhaps even a private garden or a swimming pool.
Best for: Large Families
Privacy: Single homes have the most privacy among any residential building because they are detached pieces of property.
No Shared walls or Floor: Single-family homes are on their own lot and do not share walls with other houses. While you may have neighbors next door or down the road, single-family homes afford privacy and seclusion.
Larger Yard Areas: Single detached homes typically offer larger front and backyard areas.
Renovation: Single detached homes give you an opportunity for expansion and / or renovation.
More expensive: Single detached homes typically are more expensive compared to single attached or row house of similar floor area.
Higher maintenance cost: Larger areas often mean higher maintenance cost.
Before making such a large investment, it’s important to consider the advantages of both townhouses and single-family homes to see which is the best match for your needs, lifestyle, preferences and budget.
Do you prefer bigger or smaller homes?