Top 3 Things to Consider When Buying a New Townhouse

In addition to finding a suitable layout and location, it is also crucial to choose the right style of home. It becomes an overwhelming decision when you are constantly inundated with options and conflicting information, which leaves you feeling confused and frustrated. To save you hours online, searching for which home is right for you, here are the top 3 things to consider when buying a townhome in southwest Calgary.

In this post, we highlight the most significant differences between condos, townhomes, and single-family houses. Plus, we provide helpful hints for choosing the right location and help you avoid common mistakes that could cost you thousands.

Despite ‌your knowledge of real estate, or your experience as a home buyer, we want you to find a home you love.

  1. What type of home is right for you?

At the end of the day, you have to pick the home that works best for you. The most significant differences between single-family, townhomes, and condominiums are what you own, what you are responsible for, and how much you pay. With single-family homes, you own the land and the property. That means that you are also responsible for all the maintenance and care, and you’ll spend more than you would for a condo or townhome. Condos, on the other hand, come with the least amount of responsibility and ownership. As a condo owner, you simply own your individual unit, making it the only thing you are personally in charge of maintaining. In addition, you have shared ownership of the building, which covers building repair costs as part of your monthly homeowner fees, making this a very low-maintenance option. Townhomes, like Griffith Pointe at Discovery Ridge, tend to be the happy medium. You personally own and look after your home and the land it sits on. Plus, you still have privacy and balance of indoor and outdoor living spaces of single-family living, without all the upkeep. Win-win.

2. What are you looking for in terms of location?

If inner-city living, living space, and privacy are things you value, townhomes create a huge advantage. Townhomes are more common in central locations than single-family homes and typically offer more space than condos. We especially love communities like the Pointe at Discovery Ridge because it provides the perfect balance between nature and urban living, so homeowners get the best of both worlds.

3. What sort of lifestyle are you envisioning?

Griffith Pointe at Discovery Ridge creates a space you can beautifully grow into when it comes to how you live. Inspired by modern living and the community which surrounds it, these townhouses accommodate any lifestyle. Thanks to the ample space they include, they make an excellent option at every stage of life – whether you’re a first-time home buyer, looking to downsize, or anywhere in between. They also make the perfect transitional space for anyone moving up from a condo or downsizing from a larger home.

So, what are you waiting for? If you’re ready to start exploring your options, we’re here to help. Contact RareBuilt Homes today, so our team can answer all your questions and help you find a home that’s perfect for you. Because, regardless of how much or how little you already know about the real estate market, we want you to find a home you love.

Contact us today and take one step closer to the home of your dreams.