If you are thinking about investing in a townhome for sale in Summerville, SC. You need to weigh the pros and cons of living in a townhome.Townhomes have long been popular in the United States. Originally designed to allow a maximum amount of people to live "in town," these tall homes were built side by side and typically shared adjoining walls.  Today, these types of homes are still popular and the town of Summerville has seen many town homes built in the new developments going up around town.

Pros of Townhome Living in Summerville, SC:


Less Exterior Maintenance-If you are looking for very little yard to maintain, town homes usually are built on very small lots.  In addition, the siding on your home is only on the front and back of home. This makes it easier on the pocket book when it comes time to power-wash, repair, or paint!
Safety is stronger-With neighbors close by, they are usually aware of what is happening around them.  This makes burglaries very rare.
Amenities- You are able to enjoy the amenities of a community such as the pool, tennis,  and fitness center without owning one of the higher end homes.
Cost- On average, you will receive more square footage for your money with a townhouse.

Cons of Townhome Living in Summerville, SC:


Lack of Privacy- Because of the close proximity of the town homes, you are more likely to be disturbed by neighbor noise, although the newer town homes have had thick firewalls put in them to diminish noise, it is something to consider.
Home Owner Association Fees-Make sure these are not too high for your budget.  They can quickly rise and cause your monthly payment to exceed your means.
Appreciation- Historically, appreciation on town homes has not been as great as on single family dwellings.  Make sure you are advised by a great Summerville realtor on where to invest.
Foster Smith
Foster Smith
Realtor