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Things to think about before you get started:
- Are you looking for townhouse or condominium
- What amenities are important to you
- Do you have pets
- How much do you want to spend on maintenance fees
- What towns are you interested in
- What type of financing are you approved for
Undecided if Community Living is right for you? When it's time to buy a first home, many buyers confront the question: single-family house, townhouse, condo or duplex? Here is a more detailed look at how to decide whether to buy a single-family house, townhouse, condo, or duplex as a first home.
Single-family home is the most common form of housing. Distinguishing factors that determine a single-family home (1) It's not attached to another property. (2) Private yard.
Single-Family Home is right for you if:
When you buy a townhome you become part of a Common Interest Community (CIC) in a Planned Unit Development (PUD), which shares some of the responsibilities and costs of homeownership. Those shared costs are usually paid by each unit owner in monthly association fees.
Typically townhouse association fees include the following:
Most have community amenities. For example: clubhouse, tennis courts, fitness center, pool, or playground.
When you buy a condominium you become part of a Common Interest Community (CIC) in a Planned Unit Development (PUD), which shares some of the responsibilities and costs of homeownership. Those shared costs are usually paid by each unit owner in monthly association fees.
Condo association fees typically include the following:
Condominiums are often one level in a multi-level building, shared entry and hallways, may have elevator. Most have party room, may also have shared amenities such as pool, exercise room, tennis courts. Laundry more often shared, but may also be in unit.
A duplex is a home that accommodates two separate families/residents at the same time, with two separate entrances for each.
Each unit may be identical to each other in size and configuration.
Buying a duplex can provide some benefits: