Open House Series EP2: Townhomes

Real Estate Agent with Samson Properties VA0225077251

Are you planning on attending a townhome open house this weekend? Whether you're considering a future purchase or ready to buy now, it's important to ask the right questions to ensure you're making an informed decision. To help you out, we've compiled a list of the 5 most important questions to ask, plus a bonus question for good measure.

1. What's the parking situation? Townhome parking can be a challenge, even if the unit has a garage. Be sure to ask about the number of parking spots, their location, any additional parking fees, and visitor parking options.

2. What are the noise levels? Some townhomes have thin walls, which can make it easy to hear your neighbors. To get a sense of the noise levels, visit the unit at different times of the day.

3. What are the major upgrades that have been done in recent years? This is important to know, especially when it comes to big-ticket items like the roof, HVAC system, and appliances.

4. What are the association dues and what do they cover? Townhomes in Northern Virginia can vary greatly when it comes to amenities and fees. Ask about what's included in the dues and where the amenities are located.

5. How long has the home been on the market? In today's shifting real estate market, it's important to know how long a property has been on the market. If it's been listed for a while, ask about any price adjustments that have been made.

Bonus: Ask if there are any issues with the townhome, such as water damage, foundation problems, or issues with the plumbing.

Asking these questions will help you make an informed decision when it comes to purchasing a townhome. Be sure to work with a local Realtor who can provide you with the information you need to make the best decision for you and your family.

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Samson Properties
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Residential real estate agent serving Northern Virginia in Fairfax & Loudoun county over a decade and almost $100+M in sales volume experience. 


Comments (1)

Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

A great set of questions - Well done!  I am going to use these with my buyers going forward! 

Jan 29, 2023 06:21 AM