Townhomes as an option in Calgary

In the Calgary real estate market buyers have a few options when deciding what type of property they would like to purchase. With each of these options there are pros and cons to living situation depending heavily on what type of lifestyle the buyer wants for themselves.  A single family home offers the highest privacy factor but also yields a high maintenance lifestyle, larger lawns to up keep, shoveling sidewalks and a responsibility for all repairs are some examples of what some home buyers just don’t want to deal with. Condos offer another avenue for the potential buyer offering a community based lifestyle with many neighbors and a lot less maintenance, yet still some purchasers avoid condos one reason is that owners have to be very cautious about noise pollution in their unit. Then we find the real estate mid ground, the townhome, townhomes offer many of the benefits of a home and condo wrapped into one. Some you own the lot and not just airspace as with a condo some have condo fees while others do not. Townhomes are versatile and offer a more private lifestyle than a traditional high rise condo but typically demand less maintenance than a detached home. There are many more reasons why townhomes are such a great option for home buyers and there are certainly some great aspects to selling a townhome as well. Calgary’s real estate market is saturated with high-rise condo units making a high-rise condo somewhat of a commodity, this leaves a very viable option open in the townhome sector. With fewer units and better curb appeal to some buyers, townhomes offer an excellent pairing for those buyers with particular taste. If you’re looking at purchasing a Condo, it would be wise to entertain a townhome as an option for your first home, or even your next home.

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