If you're shopping around for a house, you're likely debating between the many types of homes out there. Single-family homes, condos, duplexes, and townhomes are all going to be out there, but you may find yourself liking a townhome for the following reasons.
Do you like the idea of homeownership, but hate having to do maintenance? Then a townhome may be perfect for you. This is because it is common to only own the part of the home within the four walls, meaning that the homeowner's association is responsible for the maintenance of the exterior of the home. You won't have to be responsible for roof maintenance, window replacement, grass cutting, and things of that nature since that's what your monthly HOA fees go toward. All you have to worry about is what is on the inside of your home that you have control over
Minimal Wall Sharing
When comparing a townhome to a condo, you'll find that it shares much fewer walls with neighbors. Since townhomes are vertical with multiple levels, at most you'll end up sharing the walls on both sides of your townhome. If you live on an end unit, then you'll only share a single wall. This means that you won't have people walking on the floor above you making noise or worry about your neighbors below you. The walls between the units are often made of thicker construction material as well, sometimes even using brick, so the noise will not carry between units as easily.
When you own a condo, you are limited to only the space within your walls that you can call your own. A townhome does come with outdoor space that you can use. This can be great if you want just enough outdoor space to have a BBQ grill, a place to sit, or an area for your pet to go outside. This is not possible with a condo, which often has large community areas that you can't use privately.
Having multiple levels with a townhome may make the space more appealing to you since it provides separation between living areas and bedrooms. In a ranch-style single-family home or a condo, you often have bedrooms right off of living rooms or dining rooms, making it feel like there is very little separation between the two. This is not the case with a townhome, which can put those bedrooms on their own floor.
Reach out to your real estate agent for more information on townhomes.