Buying a Townhome – North Vancouver

What is a Townhome

Townhouse Living

What is a Townhome or Townhouse?

Townhouses are defined as attached homes with one or more levels of living space with exterior door that is separate (no interior building hallway).  Resembling row of homes joined by side walls, townhomes can be any kind of attached living that is not a condominium. Townhomes usually offer separate outdoor areas for relaxing or gardening.

Shared common grounds and amenities between several owners make the best use of space and affordability.  Townhouse ownership can be freehold strata, leasehold, pre-paid leasehold, co-operative or owned by one identity. Most common ownership in Metro Vancouver is freehold strata where you buy your strata unit plus a percentage of ownership in all common assets.

Strata Documents

Buying a townhome requires due diligence.  Ensure review of all strata documents prior to an offer.  Each strata in BC is registered and has a unique strata number such as VAS999.  Your strata lot is the townhome itself and should clearly state the area or size.  The Strata Plan will identify common areas, limited common areas, storage, parking and the grounds.  If a new townhome, will have insurance protection from a 2-5-10 New Home Warranty.  An older townhome should have a depreciation report outlining age and replacement costs of capital assets.  Financial  include a Form B, financial statements and current budget.  Lastly, read the strata minutes for strata council meetings, annual general meetings plus any special meetings for a minimum of 2 years together with the above documents will provide a clear picture of the physical of the building.  Ensure your home inspector receives a copy of the depreciation report plus alert them to any concerns uncovered in the minutes.  Condominium Homeowners Assoc. is a great resource if you have questions or wish more detailed information.

Townhomes tend make use of space by stacking multi-levels.  Complexes often have unique names such as “Yorkwood Park” or “Craftsman Estates”.  Due to high price tage of single family homes, many buyers seek either townhomes or ½ duplexes as an alternative.

Designed for young families, townhomes may offer the following features:

  • Parking – garage, covered, open, visitors
  • Playground / Recreation Facilities – pools, tennis courts, saunas, workshops, bike rooms
  • Insuite Laundry
  • Storage in unit
  • Greenspace / Landscaping
  • Sidewalks
  • Outdoor lighting
  • Mailroom / Noticeboards
  • Meeting rooms / Social rooms

Townhome

Townhome featuring attached homes
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  • 3131 SUNNYHURST Road in North Vancouver: Lynn Valley Townhouse for sale : MLS®# R2331900

    Open House on Saturday, January 19, 2019 2:00PM - 4:00PM
    Main Photo: 3131 SUNNYHURST Road in North Vancouver: Lynn Valley Townhouse for sale : MLS®# R2331900
    $1,249,000
    Residential Attached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2331900
    Bedrooms:
    4
    Bathrooms:
    4
    Floor Area:
    2,077 sq. ft.
    Feels like a house without all the maintenance. Craftsman style 4-Plex offers enduring quality Hardiplank exterior with wrap-around deck. 9' ceilings, 3 generous bedrooms up & 1 down every principal room is spacious. Gorgeous kitchen has gas stove & plenty of cabinetry/workspace, skylights, breakfast bar/eating nook with access to covered deck featuring skylights & natural gas hose bib. Combined living/dining rooms are relaxing, bright with large bay windows & gas fireplace. Master bedroom ensuite recently remodelled. Recroom has cozy thick carpeting, large bedroom, full bath & access to your mechanical & crawl space/storage. Comes with own private garage + 2nd parking. Low maintenance fee, pets & rentals (excluding short term) allowed. Checkout interactive tour. Open Saturday, January 19th 2-4 PM More details
  • 20 3750 EDGEMONT Boulevard in North Vancouver: Edgemont Townhouse for sale in "THE MANOR AT EDGEMONT" : MLS®# R2318974

    Open House on Sunday, January 20, 2019 2:00PM - 4:00PM
    Main Photo: 20 3750 EDGEMONT Boulevard in North Vancouver: Edgemont Townhouse for sale in "THE MANOR AT EDGEMONT" : MLS®# R2318974
    $2,099,000
    Residential Attached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2318974
    Bedrooms:
    4
    Bathrooms:
    4
    Floor Area:
    3,224 sq. ft.
    Welcome to the Manor-A premier enclave of luxurious duplex-styled townhouses located in one of the most prestigious areas near Edgemont Village. This is a downsizer's dream without compromising the standard of living. Featuring 4 spacious bdrms + 3.5 baths incl. a stunning master ensuite w/ a spa-like ensuite & natural lighting. High ceiling throughout. 2 gas F/Ps separate family room w/ 2 sets of french doors leading onto the private sun-soaked patio & grass area. Large open kit w/ granite countertops & a center island. Downstairs affords a large rec. room area, oversized bdrm & a 4 pc bath ideal for the teen plus an attached double garage & loads of storage. Conveniently located-just a short stroll to the Shops of Edgemont Village. Come to the open house Sunday, Jan 20, 2-4pm. More details
    Listed by Royal LePage Sussex
  • 21 555 RAVEN WOODS Drive in North Vancouver: Roche Point Townhouse for sale : MLS®# R2315888

    Main Photo: 21 555 RAVEN WOODS Drive in North Vancouver: Roche Point Townhouse for sale : MLS®# R2315888
    $1,988,000
    Residential Attached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2315888
    Bedrooms:
    5
    Bathrooms:
    5
    Floor Area:
    4,112 sq. ft.
    LUXURY LIVING at SIGNATURE ESTATES! CUSTOM-BUILT, STAND-ALONE TOWNHOME available in Raven Woods. This one-of-a-kind 4,100 sq ft+, 5 bed & 5 bath home spares no expense in the details. Gleaming high-end Sub-Zero, Wolf & Bosch appliances. Immaculate, luxurious engineered hardwood floors. The open concept kitchen with ample storage is a chef's dream! Living room, dining room & family room are generous in size and beg for memories to be made with family and friends. Eclipse doors opening onto the deck and large, private, south-facing fenced yard extends your living space outside to enjoy savoury summer nights. Upstairs features spacious rooms with 2 master beds and baths. Downstairs boasts a media room, gym & two more bedrooms. OPEN SAT & SUN DEC 15 & DEC 16 2PM - 4PM More details
    Listed by VPG Realty Inc.
  • 4662 CAPILANO Road in North Vancouver: Canyon Heights NV Townhouse for sale : MLS®# R2333561

    $1,798,000
    Residential Attached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2333561
    Bedrooms:
    3
    Bathrooms:
    4
    Floor Area:
    2,169 sq. ft.
    WOW. I've never seen such a townhouse so close to Edgemont Village that is so incredibly TRANQUIL. No wonder I've never seen these units come up for sale. I was completely taken aback by the ROMANTIC feeling I had when I walked into 4662 Capilano Road. Set back nicely from Capilano Road, this very PRIVATE OASIS awaits. Craftsman style customized 8 townhouses ALL WITH GREAT QUALITY FINISHES. Perfect for downsizers in the neighbourhood or coming from West Van/West Side living so close to everything LIFE has to offer. Skiing very close, Downtown very close, Nature walks with trails (Cleveland Dam) at your footsteps. I was simply STUNNED. You need to see this. What a great set up. More details
    Listed by Angell Hasman & Assoc.Rlty.Ltd
  • 21 1133 RIDGEWOOD Drive in North Vancouver: Edgemont Townhouse for sale in "EDGEMONT WALK" : MLS®# R2307458

    Main Photo: 21 1133 RIDGEWOOD Drive in North Vancouver: Edgemont Townhouse for sale in "EDGEMONT WALK" : MLS®# R2307458
    • Edgemont Walk - Rendering of Edgemont Walk exterior.
    • Photo of display home which is a different floor plan type.
    • Photo of Display Home which is different floor plan type.
    • Photo of Display Home which is different floor plan type.
    • Photo of Display Home which is different floor plan type.
    • Photo of Display Home which is different floor plan type.
    • Photo of Display Home which is different floor plan type.
    • Photo of Display Home which is different floor plan type.
    • Photo of Display Home which is different floor plan type.
    • Photo of Display Home which is different floor plan type.
    • Photo of Display Home which is different floor plan type.
    • Photo of Display Home which is different floor plan type.
    • Photo of Display Home which is different floor plan type.
    • Photo of Display Home which is different floor plan type.
    • Washer/Dryer
    • Rendering of garage style with side by side parking.
    • Rendering of similar floor plan type.
    $1,699,900
    Residential Attached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2307458
    Bedrooms:
    3
    Bathrooms:
    4
    Floor Area:
    1,962 sq. ft.
    Enjoy the effortless convenience that your own private elevator can provide in the exceptional 3 bed/3.5 bath & flex space townhome in Edgemont Walk by Boffo Properties. Open Concept living with overheight ceilings & chef-inspired kitchen includes high end appliance package & access to quiet, south facing patio. Retreat to your master suite with immense deck & luxurious spa-like bathroom or take advantage of the extra room your lower level flex area provides. Private secured garage with side by side parking has direct home & elevator access. Take pleasure in all that the private lushly landscaped courtyard has to offer & step into Edgemont Village to visit shops, cafes & top rated schools at your doorstep. Completing this fall! More details
    Listed by Delta Realty Services Ltd.
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