Detached and built on a single lot in more suburban areas, single family homes come with larger living spaces (and storage spaces) and typically have a garage. With front and back yards, in larger neighborhoods, this type of home offers more privacy and freedom. Although, in some instances, that privacy comes with maintenance that you, the homeowner, are solely responsible for.
Townhomes have multiple floors, with one or two shared walls connecting to adjacent townhomes, but still have small private yard space or rooftop deck. Found in both urban and suburban areas, they're generally larger than a condo, and smaller than a single-family. Offering a more traditional neighborhood experience like a single family home, but less outdoor maintenance responsibility like a condo, townhomes fall in the middle.
Condos are comprised of single units, within a larger multi-story building. With one to three bedrooms each, these units share walls with other units, and commonly surround a community with nearby restaurants and retail shops. Owners pay HOA fees to share maintenance costs with their neighbors, but often have access to amenities like gyms or pools on property. However, as a managed property, there can be remodeling limits and pet restrictions, depending on community rules.
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