7 reasons why you shouldn’t rule out buying a brookhaven townhome

The Dukes Team
The Dukes Team
Published on March 26, 2018
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Don’t let a skimpy homebuying budget stop you from kicking your landlord to the curb. When even the most basic of Brookhaven starter homes soar in price, there’s always the trusty townhome to fill the void.

If you’re opposed to even the thought of Brookhaven townhome living, consider the purchase a stepping stone – a way to build equity to use for your forever home.

Read on to learn about more good reasons to consider buying a Brookhaven townhome.

1. Cheaper than a house

Unless you lust after the most luxurious units in Brookhaven’s premier townhome communities, you’ll pay less for a Brookhaven townhome than for a Brookhaven single-family home. And, if you shop wisely, even that homeowners association fee tacked onto the mortgage payment won’t put you outside your comfort zone.

If you’re extremely low-budget, we can help you shop for a Brookhaven townhome with low HOA dues. These are typically townhomes in low-amenity communities. In other words, you generally won’t find low HOA fees in a community that offers a gorgeous swimming pool, cabanas and high-end fitness facilities.

2. On-site amenities

On the flip side, if the swimming pool, cabanas and high-end fitness center are on your wish list, you’ll find townhome communities that offer these amenities (and more) with homes far less expensive than buying a single-family home with the same amenities.

Yes, the HOA fees will be higher, but, again, your final monthly payment as a homeowner will be less than it would be if you owned a single-family home with similar amenities.

3. Low maintenance living has its perks

While there are some Brookhaven townhome communities that offer homes with private yards, most don’t. This means no lawn to mow, weeds to pull, leaves to rake and trees to prune.

Part of your HOA fees cover the cost of common area landscape care. If the community has a pool, the HOA takes care of its maintenance, too.

Think of all the free time you’ll have compared to your friends who own single-family homes. Your weekends will be maintenance-free.

4. Be social, or don’t

Ask any of your single-family-home-dwelling-friends how many of their neighbors they know. Sadly, the answer will most likely be anywhere from none to very few.

Sure, there are vibrant neighborhoods with connected neighbors, but by and large, most Americans tend to isolate themselves from those who live nearby.

In fact, a Pew Research study finds that only 28 percent of people living in a neighborhood know their neighbors by name.

Brookhaven townhome living puts you in closer proximity to your neighbors. Whether that’s a positive or a negative depends on how sociable you are. If you like getting to know your neighbors you’ll love this aspect of Brookhaven townhome life.

5. Building equity and more

We touched earlier on buying a Brookhaven townhome as a stepping stone. Not only will you build equity to put toward a future purchase, but owning a home has tax advantages as well.

Yes, tax laws are in flux right now, but you will still receive homeownership benefits that you won’t have if you continue renting. 

6. Feel safer

Many Brookhaven townhome developments offer security features. Whether it’s a gated community or one with a roving guard or even a community with camera surveillance, security is a feature lacking in many single-family homes.

This is especially important to people who live alone and may feel vulnerable. Even a community lacking robust security features will feel safer simply for the fact that you live in close proximity to others, so seeking help in an emergency is far easier.

7. Convenience

If your aim is to live in the heart of the city or within walking distance to popular area amenities, you’ll find few single-family homes from which to choose. But, this is where the Brookhaven townhome market shines the brightest.

Ditching the commute—or even the car—is a distinct possibility with urban townhome living.

Do reach out to us if you’re considering purchasing a Brookhaven townhome. We’re happy to walk you through the process and show you what’s available now.

 

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