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Why Townhomes Are Made For First-Time Homebuyers

Posted by Kelly Jacobson on Mar 14, 2017 9:00:00 AM

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Congratulations! It’s time to purchase your first home.

Whether you’re finally moving out of your parents' house or you want to stop renting that tiny space in the city, a townhome is a great investment for you. While a condominium seems great, this home gives you the space you need with the luxury you want:

Amenities. When you purchase a new construction home in a planned neighborhood, you receive all of the high quality amenities no matter which model you choose.

Brunswick Crossing, outdoor amenities for active residents include soccer fields, tennis and basketball courts, more than 26 miles of trails and walkways near about 100 acres of wooded conservation area, a fitness center and yoga room in the pool house, and locker rooms.

For growing families, we offer playgrounds, tot lots, and a pool house craft room. There’s also our 5-foot deep, resort-style recreational pool; a 25-metre, 6-lane competition pool; and a kiddie pool with splash zone, Lil Squirt Whale, floating Snake, and more.

Lastly, we offer an outdoor fireplace and entertainment spaces next to our award-winning clubhouse, making long summer nights with family and friends even better. There are also plans for garden plots and a site for future small and large dog parks.

Homeownership. Many people make the assumption that townhomes are strictly for rent or glorified apartments, but that’s not the case. As you can see in our community, first-time homebuyers that purchase one of our models, including Ryan Homes Mendelssohn, Schubert, or Brahms, enjoy the convenience of a smaller space with the luxuries of a single-family home.

Location. A townhome in a planned community offers a great match to a variety of everyday lifestyles. For young professionals who have to commute, a short drive to the train station might take higher priority than having more space. That’s perfect for Brunswick Crossing’s nearby location to the MARC train station.

For new families, access to a local grocery store and great schools might be more important than having a private yard for a playground. This model would work because we already have tot lots around the neighborhood, and we’re part of Frederick County Public Schools.

Maintenance. Townhomes naturally require less exterior maintenance and landscaping than single-family homes. For those who hate shoveling snow from your walkway or mowing the lawn on hot summer days, this could be the perfect option.

Personalization. When it comes to homeownership, you finally get to personalize your new home with paint, pictures, and other Pinterest projects. No more running ideas by your landlord or building owner because it’s your space to decorate now.

Price. You will have to pay monthly fees to the homeowners association, but it’s definitely worth it. The HOA board will take care of the community upkeep, including snow removal and mowing your grass for you. (This also leads to a higher resale value, if you decide to move.)

These models are also typically less expensive than single-family and Villa models, and you’ll still get to build equity and write off property taxes and mortgage payments through homeownership.

If you’re considering buying a new home, weigh the pros and cons carefully. While you will have a little less space than bigger models, you will still receive fantastic amenities, make a financially sound move for the long term, and personalize your own space -- finally.

If you’re interested in looking at a townhome in our community, contact one of our new home sales consultants by clicking here. If you need a little more time, download our New Home Evaluation to check off your must-haves and wants on future home tours:

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Topics: Your Home, amenities, neighborhood, moving, townhomes, home buying, community

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