All Available Styles of Castle Pines Townhomes for Sale & Castle Pines Condos
Includes All Townhouses and Condominiums listed as active in the Denver Metrolist MLS for Castle Pines Colorado and Castle Pines North
Are You Going to be Happy in a Castle Pines Townhouse or Condominium?
Townhomes and condos offer widespread appeal, especially to certain demographics. Older couples tired of caring for an entire property often opt to move into townhomes, which require significantly less outdoor maintenance, and condos, which require none. Young couples striving to meet professional goals also benefit from the more moderate maintenance load associated with townhouse or condo living.
If you decide that renting isn’t for you, but don’t want the responsibility of buying and caring for a full-sized single-family home with a lot, then a townhome or condo could be just the ticket. Before jumping at either opportunity, however, it’s important to know which will fit your needs better, and choose accordingly.
Condos Versus Townhomes in Castle Pines
Like most other places in the country, in Castle Pines condos and townhomes are often confused. However, the two types of dwelling have some significant differences.
For one thing, while condo dwellers only own the space inside their walls, people who buy townhomes also own – and more importantly, are responsible for – the small strip of yard that usually accompanies a townhome. This outdoor space may be in front, in back or both, but it is up to the property owner to maintain it. In a condo, on the other hand, it is the homeowners association (HOA) that provides upkeep services. Only physically, not financially; condo owners still have to pay for those services in the form of HOA dues.
Another difference is that condos are often apartment-style, whereas townhomes are usually one- or two-story homes lined up next to one another. However, condos may also be modeled after townhomes or even as small houses in a compound, but their owners still only control the space inside their homes, and must pay dues to their HOA for communal area upkeep.
Townhome or Condo: Which Works for You?
Each type of dwelling has its own benefits, and which you end up with depends more on your personal preferences than on one being a better deal than the other. When trying to determine which to buy, check out a few examples of each with your realtor. That way, criteria that may not have occurred to you can make themselves apparent. Other questions to ask yourself include:
- Do I want to live in a single-story dwelling, or are stairs okay?
- Would I like to have control over my yard, even if it is small?
- Do I enjoy a communal living feel, where there are lots of people around me when I step outside my door?
- Do I care about renting my place (which HOA restrictions may prevent)?
- Am I comfortable agreeing to HOA rules?
- Is paying maintenance dues a worthwhile tradeoff for not having to maintain my own home?
Thinking through these questions, along with your spouse or realtor, can help clarify your goals and ensure that the home you buy works over the long haul.
Castle Pines Living
If you’re looking for somewhere to settle down with your little ones, Castle Pines is it. With a such an outdoorsy and child-friendly atmosphere, it’s no wonder half the residents have children under 18. However, it is also a lovely spot to retire, close to natural beauty as well as the Castle Pines Golf Club.
Castle Pines CO is characterized by safe neighborhoods, beautiful landscapes, sunny weather, shopping, outdoor recreation and quick commutes to Denver. If you’re wondering about townhomes for sale Castle Pines CO, talk to me – your Castle Pines realtor Jim Garcia – about what’s on the market right now. I’ll help you find the townhome or condo that’s right for you and your lifestyle. With years of experience in the area, I have the tools, expertise, and knowledge to help place you in the home of your dreams. Read my client reviews.
Please feel free to contact me if you would like to discuss the various pros and cons of all of Douglas County CO Townhomes and Condos.