Owning a home should provide more gratification and satisfaction than obligation. McGuinn Homes believes your home should fit you and your lifestyle perfectly. When it doesn’t, you need to think about making a change. For people who are thinking of downsizing from a single-family home or upsizing from a condo or rental, the advantages of the townhouse lifestyle are worth a look.
The spaciousness you’re used to.
A townhome provides two (or more) levels of living space. You still enjoy the comfort that comes with having a full-sized kitchen, living area and bedrooms, with spacious closets and spa-like bathrooms. You can choose a townhome with the bedrooms upstairs or a first-floor master suite, a great option for aging in place.
The privacy you want.
With a townhome, you have no upstairs neighbors—a distinct advantage for people who want more privacy than a condo can offer. McGuinn Homes designs and builds our townhomes to afford the solitude of living in a single-family home, including a fully fenced-in backyard.
The safety and security you need.
In a townhome community, you’ll get to know your neighbors. You’ll see them coming and going, meet up at the clubhouse or pool, or chat with them as you’re taking a walk around the neighborhood. This familiarity presents a sense of safety and security, knowing that others are keeping an eye on the community activity. When someone is ill or needs help, you can count on someone close by to pitch in. If you need to be gone for a period of time, it’s easy to find a friendly neighbor who can check in on your home, water the plants, and make sure nothing suspicious is left unnoticed.
Without the maintenance you don’t want.
Owning a home comes with chores like exterior maintenance—taking care of the lawn and landscape, cleaning out the gutters, repairing roof shingles, and painting the exterior. Wouldn’t it be nice to leave that responsibility to someone else? With a townhome, you own the land your home is on, but your exterior maintenance is included in your monthly HOA fee. You don’t need to spend your valuable time on these chores or maintain and store the mower and tools to handle it all.
And some really great ways to spend your free time.
Townhome communities are more than a collection of homes. You will likely have common areas that enhance the neighborhood, like a swimming pool, fitness center, and playground. Hampton Forest’s clubhouse also includes a poolside cabana, outdoor fireplace, and a 16-seat theater room with a surround-sound, wide-screen television.
At McGuinn Homes, we build homes for people at every stage of their life. Our energy-efficient townhomes at Hampton Forest in Columbia, South Carolina, are a popular choice for everyone from working professionals, first-time homeowners, and young families to empty nesters and active adults. We currently have new townhomes for sale at Hampton Forest, so contact McGuinn Homes to begin exploring the advantages of owning a townhome.