How Townhomes Differ From Traditional Homes

When searching for new homes, one of the first decisions you will make is the type of property you would like to purchase. Of the many options available, you may want to consider a new townhome from Hamlet Homes.

What makes a townhome different from a single-family home, and how can you benefit from these differences? Let’s take a look.

Structural Differences

The most visual difference between townhomes and traditional homes is their basic structure. A townhome has at least one shared wall with another unit, but a traditional house is a single structure that doesn’t share any walls.

Despite popular opinion, traditional homes don’t necessarily have a larger square footage or more rooms. However, in general, townhomes tend to be slightly more compact than single-family homes making them ideal for young families, retirees, or anyone who would like less upkeep than a single-family home.

Cost Differences

In a broad sense, townhomes are generally much more affordable than traditional homes. They’re a cost-effective choice for first time homebuyers. Townhome communities typically boast additional amenities like parks, tot lots or even pools and a clubhouse. Additional services may also be organized by the community — typically through an HOA — for a much lower rate.

Privacy

Although the assumption with townhomes is there will be less privacy, through modern construction this is very rarely the case. Sound insulation and quality construction stops noise from being a concern. For those particularly concerned, sound-proofing materials are available in many buildings.

Despite the shared walls, the advantages of being in a townhome community can be vast. They often have associations or organizations governing the community, taking some stress off your shoulders as a homeowner.

For more information on new townhomes, or to consult with our new homebuilders, speak to the experts at Hamlet Homes today.