Questions To Ask Your Real Estate Agent When Buying A Townhouse

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If you are considering purchasing a townhouse, there's a good chance that you're going to want to be sure that it's the perfect fit for you and your family. You don't want to invest all of the money into purchasing the townhouse and moving all of your furniture into it only to find that the conditions don't work for you and you will have to move. Here are some questions that you need to ask your real estate agent in order to make sure that the townhouse you buy is the best fit possible for your situation.

1. What kind of restrictions does the townhouse association place on pets?

Your first question should be what sort of restrictions the townhouse association places on pets. Most townhouses have their own governing board that helps regulate what is brought in and out of the townhouses and keeps the neighborhood palatable for everyone. If you are limited to only having small dogs and cats and you own a Great Dane, chances are good that you're going to either need to petition the townhouse association ahead of time or look elsewhere for a place to live, especially if your dog is nonnegotiable.

2. Is there any construction work planned around the area?

You don't want to move into a townhouse that has a townhouse association planning on constructing additional townhouses across the street from you. The construction could take years and could make it difficult for you to navigate your street and deal with the noise that large construction projects result in. Make sure that you get an answer with regards to the amount of construction planned for the next two or three years and ask what the association does to mitigate the problems that are caused by planned construction projects.

3. Are there places for my guests to park?

You might have chosen a specific townhouse based on the fact that it offers you complimentary parking for your vehicle. However, you might not have thought about whether or not there is parking available for your guests as well. You want to be sure that there is parking available for your guests in order to ease the hassle of having people over. If there is no parking available, ask your real estate agent if he or she knows of any parking facilities nearby. The agent should have this information on hand if he or she truly wants to make the sale.

For more information, talk to a company that specializes in townhouse real estate, such as Stephen McDonald CIR Realty.

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