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

    Main Photo: 3883 CATES LANDING Way in North Vancouver: Dollarton Townhouse for sale in "CATES LANDING" : MLS®# R2244827
    $2,775,000
    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 FRI MAY 18, 10AM-12PM & SAT MAY 19, 2-4PM. More details
    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
    • Trail to Cates Park
    • Complex Entrance from Dollarton Hwy
    • Floor Plan
    $2,738,000
    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
    Coldwell Banker Prestige Rlty
  • 21 3750 EDGEMONT Boulevard in North Vancouver: Edgemont Townhouse for sale in "The Manor at Edgemont" : MLS®# R2252199

    Open House on Sunday, May 20, 2018 2:00PM - 4:00PM
    Main Photo: 21 3750 EDGEMONT Boulevard in North Vancouver: Edgemont Townhouse for sale in "The Manor at Edgemont" : MLS®# R2252199
    $2,299,000
    Residential Attached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2252199
    Bedrooms:
    4
    Bathrooms:
    4
    Floor Area:
    3,249 sq. ft.
    Welcome to the Manor at Edgemont, an enclave of homes offering unparalleled space, privacy & quality in a highly desirable location. This updated 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath duplex-style townhouse has the advantages of a house, including a large private outdoor space & attached double garage, yet the convenience of turnkey living. You will be stunned by the open concept design, oversized windows, high ceilings & gorgeous wood floors. The magnificent master suite features ample space & a gorgeous spa-like ensuite. 2 more large bedrooms, an elegant bath, & proper laundry room complete the top floor. The basement offers a rec room, storage a perfect guest bedroom & a bathroom. Thoughtful updates include MIELE appliances, quartz counters, an updated powder room, new doors & carpet. Open Sunday, May 20th, 2-4PM More details
    Oakwyn Realty Ltd
  • 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
    • Edgemont Walk
    • *Photos are taken from the Display Home #12-1133 Ridgewood Dr.
    • 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
    Boffo Real Estate Inc.
  • TH17 3230 CONNAUGHT Crescent in North Vancouver: Edgemont Townhouse for sale : MLS®# R2234981

    Main Photo: TH17 3230 CONNAUGHT Crescent in North Vancouver: Edgemont Townhouse for sale : MLS®# R2234981
    $1,899,900
    Residential Attached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2234981
    Bedrooms:
    3
    Bathrooms:
    3
    Floor Area:
    1,463 sq. ft.
    This is our FINAL concrete townhome. Connaught, located in beautiful Edgemont Village, one of North Shore's most beloved neighbourhoods. Elegant concrete residences feature air-conditioning, gourmet kitchens with integrated premium Bosch appliances and custom Italian cabinetry with dramatic marble slab backsplashes. A variety of amenities include fully landscaped 10,000 sq ft rooftop courtyard, fitness centre, concierge, owner's lounge and new shops including full-service Thrifty Foods, Shopper's Drug Mart and Bufala Pizzeria restaurant that complements the established and highly walkable Edgemont Village. Full 2-5-10 New Home Warranty by Travelers, 2 secure parking stalls & 1 storage locker. Measurements approximate. More details
    MLA Canada Realty
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