Can’t Afford a Single-Family Home? Consider a Townhome

Are you priced out of the single-family market? Why don’t you buy a townhome? People often object to maintenance fees, but a single-family home will cost you, too. Perhaps even more over time. Do you know that a new roof will likely cost you $20,000 or more? Painting the exterior of your house can also cost thousands. Yard service, pool service, and the general maintenance of a single-family home can really add up. If you own a townhome, you won’t be responsible for things like roof replacement or exterior painting, plus your maintenance fee will cover things like water, common area and grounds maintenance.

Townhome Amenities

One of the great benefits of townhome living is that you get to enjoy the amenities, like a pool, clubhouse, barbecues, tennis, or even private parks. Townhome communities come in all shapes and sizes and their amenities do vary. Is a garage important to you? How about a courtyard or your own private backyard? What about square footage and space?

Feels Like a Single-Family Home

You might be surprised at just how much certain townhomes feel like single-family homes. For example, I have a listing at a townhome in Hawaii Kai at Kalama Kuu. It’s four bedrooms and three and a half baths with a private yard and a garage. It lives like a single-family home without all the headaches of maintenance.

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Kalama Kuu townhome — 1161 A-101 Mokuhano Street

Townhomes on Oahu

There are a lot of townhome projects for you to choose from on Oahu. Styles and sizes may vary, but there is one thing they have in common. They give you an opportunity to own real estate on Oahu. So, if single-family prices are too high, consider buying a townhome. You’ll enjoy many benefits, including the benefit of living in a close-knit community. A community where you can foster friendships and where everybody knows your name.

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LaMont Wells

September 28, 2022


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