Kelowna Townhomes for Sale
Townhomes are the perfect combination between condos and houses. You get to save money due to lower maintenance costs and enjoy all sorts of fantastic amenities while also getting to have the privacy and personal space you crave. Due to recent developments in the real estate market, you can now find Kelowna townhomes for sale in charming communities that will seduce you irremediably.
Whether you are a first time buyer, or you have bought property before, there are some things you need to know when checking a townhome. Even the most seasoned buyers can fall into all kinds of traps and find themselves in unpleasant situations if they don’t pay close attention to what they are buying. You could end up living in a home built with sub-quality materials that will cost you twice its value in repairs and maintenance over time. Another risk is to buy a townhome and discover the strata starts ruling your life with an iron fist, making you ask permission for every single thing you want to do in regard to your house.
What to look for when buying a townhome?
Find out everything you can about the strata
As you probably know, the strata can have a serious impact on your life. If the townhome community you are visiting has communal areas, like parks, recreation areas and parking lots, it means that there is a strata that controls them. You can try to go from door to door and try to find out everything you can about this strata. The better alternative is to ask a Kelowna real estate agent about it, because they have access to more information that you can get if you ask around. If the strata sounds too strict and you are more of a creative person who doesn’t have a passion for rules, then it’s probably not a good idea to buy a Kelowna townhouse in that community.
Ask about the insurance type
In some townhomes, the strata takes care of a part of the insurance costs; in others that’s entirely your responsibility. Make sure you inquire about the situation in the community you want to move before actually making the purchase. Usually, the strata covers a liability insurance, so you need to know which extra features to get from your insurance company. Is your house insured in case of flood or earthquake? What about fire? The insurance type is imperative because this knowledge can save you from a lot of problems in the future.
Ask about the rules
When living in a community, there are certain rules you need to abide. These rules are called covenants, conditions and restrictions. Usually, townhomes come with a set of CC&R, and you need to know about them before deciding to buy the house. Those rules refer not only to the exterior of your home; they can control whether you are allowed to have pets or not, who can live in your house or where you can hang your clothes to dry. Those rules come with benefits or disadvantages, depending on your personality, so you need to know if your new house will suit your lifestyle.
The best way to make sure you get the townhome of your dreams is to hire a top real estate agent that will do all the work for you. A seasoned agent will know what you are looking for and will offer you the best choices. There are many charming townhomes in Kelowna, and there is also an agent that will be able to understand your needs correctly and provide you with the house of your dreams: Danielle Grundy. She has a BA in psychology from an Ivy League College and an MBA; she knows everything that moves in Kelowna and has the patience to take her time, get to know you and then offer you the best solution for your real estate needs.
Find a Kelowna townhouse that meets your needs and budget
Schedule an appointment with Danielle today at (250) 863-2433