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

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  • 3883 CATES LANDING Way in North Vancouver: Dollarton Townhouse for sale in "CATES LANDING" : MLS®# R2244827

    Open House on Saturday, July 21, 2018 2:30PM - 4:00PM
    Main Photo: 3883 CATES LANDING Way in North Vancouver: Dollarton Townhouse for sale in "CATES LANDING" : MLS®# R2244827
    $2,599,000
    Residential Attached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2244827
    Bedrooms:
    3
    Bathrooms:
    4
    Floor Area:
    2,737 sq. ft.
    Unparalleled living and breathtaking water views! This spectacular FREEHOLD WATERFRONT property at Polygon’s “Cates Landing” offers style and luxury while providing a serene and tranquil lifestyle that is unmatched on Vancouver’s North Shore. Bordering the West side of Cates Park, this property features close-in panoramic views of Burrard Inlet & the Vancouver skyline. Spacious 2737 sq. ft. 3 Bdrm / 4 Bth home features hi-end finishings, top-of-line Bosch appliances, spa-inspired bathrooms, over-height ceilings & multiple decks. Waterfront path at your door connects to Cates Park for easy hikes, dog walks, biking & water access for your kayak. A rare opportunity and amazing lifestyle awaits you. VIDEO & FLOOR PLAN on listing agents website. OPEN SAT JULY 21ST, 2:30-4PM More details
    Listed by Hadden Properties
  • 3885 CATES LANDING Way in North Vancouver: Dollarton Townhouse for sale in "CATES LANDING" : MLS®# R2248611

    Main Photo: 3885 CATES LANDING Way in North Vancouver: Dollarton Townhouse for sale in "CATES LANDING" : MLS®# R2248611
    • View - main floor deck
    • Floor Plan
    $2,598,000
    Residential Attached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2248611
    Bedrooms:
    3
    Bathrooms:
    4
    Floor Area:
    2,736 sq. ft.
    Brand new WATERFRONT townhouse in Polygon’s spectacular ‘Cates Landing’ development next to Cates Park, near Deep Cove. Breathtaking, serene ocean views from all levels … Spacious 3 bedroom, 3 1/2 bath townhome with large double garage & plenty of storage throughout. Open concept living area with hi-end finishings, Bosch appliances, spa-inspired bathrooms, radiant-in-floor heating, and entertainment -sized, covered patio/decks. Private fenced yard connects you to the new waterfront walking trail to Cates Park, numerous trails for dogs, biking and water sports. Deep Cove restaurants, cafes, shops and more, mere minutes away. Waterfront living with the freedom of come-and-go condo living - a rare opportunity. More details
    Listed by Coldwell Banker Prestige Realty
  • 22 1133 RIDGEWOOD Drive in North Vancouver: Edgemont Townhouse for sale in "EDGEMONT WALK" : MLS®# R2247875

    Main Photo: 22 1133 RIDGEWOOD Drive in North Vancouver: Edgemont Townhouse for sale in "EDGEMONT WALK" : MLS®# R2247875
    • *Photos are for illustrative purposes only and taken from model home #12.
    • Kitchen
    • Living Room
    • Dining Room
    • Master Bedroom
    • Master Bathroom
    $1,929,900
    Residential Attached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2247875
    Bedrooms:
    3
    Bathrooms:
    4
    Floor Area:
    1,963 sq. ft.
    Exceptional courtyard townhome in Edgemont Walk to Boffo Properties. 3 bedrooms + media room with a private elevator eliminates the concern of stairs. Spacious 18'6 wide home plan with open concept main floor and large south facing patio. The large chef-inspired kitchen with patio access is perfect for entertaining. The lower level flex room provides space for a media room, play room, or work shop while the master suite occupies its own floor with massive ensuite, and second deck with North Shore mountain views. Private 2 car garage keeps your cars safe. Best of all you are living in Edgemont Village with shops, cafes, and the top schools at your door step. Presentation Centre and Display Home open 12-5pm daily (except Fridays). More details
    Listed by Boffo Real Estate Inc.
  • TH 123 245 MOODY Avenue in North Vancouver: Lower Lonsdale Townhouse for sale in "THE MORRISON" : MLS®# R2278977

    Main Photo: TH 123 245 MOODY Avenue in North Vancouver: Lower Lonsdale Townhouse for sale in "THE MORRISON" : MLS®# R2278977
    • Artist Rendering
    • Artist Rendering
    • The Morrison
    • You can choose from 3 designer selected colour schemes. Dark, Light or White. Artist Rendering
    • You can choose from 3 designer selected colour schemes. Dark, Light or White. Artist Rendering
    • You can choose from 3 designer selected colour schemes. Dark, Light or White. Artist Rendering
    • You can choose from 3 designer selected colour schemes. Dark, Light or White. Artist Rendering
    • You can choose from 3 designer selected colour schemes. Dark, Light or White. Artist Rendering
    • Vehicle Free Courtyard. Artist Rendering
    • Artist Rendering
    • Artist Rendering
    • Moodyville Lower Lonsdale
    • Private Rooftop Decks
    $1,748,000
    Residential Attached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2278977
    Bedrooms:
    3
    Bathrooms:
    5
    Floor Area:
    2,217 sq. ft.
    Views + mtg helper. This 3 or 4 bdrm + den + lockoff suite twnhse features generous patios + a rooftop deck with stunning views of Burrard Inlet & Dwntn Vancouver. Adjacent to the newly expanded Moodyville Park & entrance to the Spirit Trail. Just blocks away from Seabus/Lonsdale Quay. Gorgeous kitchens feature high-end integrated Bosch appliance's, quartz countertops, incl. 9' quartz island, wide-plank white oak engineered hardwood floors, as well as sleek cabinetry that can be customized to your personal style with 3 designer colour schemes. Radiant in-floor heat throughout. The Morrison is a boutique project of 40 London-Inspired West Coast Modern Townhomes. Registered under the LEED Gold building program. More details
    Listed by Macdonald Realty and Oakwyn Realty Ltd
  • 10 1133 RIDGEWOOD Drive in North Vancouver: Edgemont Townhouse for sale in "EDGEMONT WALK" : MLS®# R2247921

    Main Photo: 10 1133 RIDGEWOOD Drive in North Vancouver: Edgemont Townhouse for sale in "EDGEMONT WALK" : MLS®# R2247921
    $1,559,900
    Residential Attached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2247921
    Bedrooms:
    3
    Bathrooms:
    4
    Floor Area:
    1,835 sq. ft.
    Exceptional family townhome in Edgemont Walk by Boffo Properties offering ample room to live in 3 bedrooms + den + media room. Comfortable open concept main floor with large south facing patio off of the entertainer's inspired kitchen is perfect for relaxing with the family or enjoying a night with your closets friends. The lower level flex/ media room will entertain the kids endlessly, while you escape to the master floor oasis with its own deck. Private 2 car garage lets you store your prized bikes securely, or set up your work shop. Best of all you are living in Edgemont Village with shops, cafes, and top schools at your door step. Presentation Centre and Display Home open 12-5pm daily, or by private appointment. More details
    Listed by RareEarth Project Marketing
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