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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  • 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 Rlty
  • 3769 EDGEMONT Boulevard in North Vancouver: Edgemont Townhouse for sale in "THE CRESENT" : MLS®# R2300347

    Open House on Sunday, September 23, 2018 2:00PM - 4:00PM
    Main Photo: 3769 EDGEMONT Boulevard in North Vancouver: Edgemont Townhouse for sale in "THE CRESENT" : MLS®# R2300347
    $2,189,000
    Residential Attached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2300347
    Bedrooms:
    3
    Bathrooms:
    4
    Floor Area:
    3,076 sq. ft.
    The Crescent at Edgemont - A premier enclave of 14 executive styled Townhouses. This luxury residence is one of the largest in this coveted complex encompassing 4 levels featuring an impressive and open floor plan. Well-appointed updates including new engineered Kentwood hardwood flooring, wool carpet, top end S/S appliances, granite counters, wood cabinets, entertaining sized dining and living room areas also a flare for designer colors. The Master retreat, boasting double walk-in-closets, a 5 piece ensuite plus an open loft ideal office space or lounge area. Lower level affords a guest bdrm with its own personal bathrm, intimate sitting area, a 2nd laundry room and walk out Bsmt through the French doors to a 700 sq ft private patio. Gorgeous! Open Sunday Sept 23rd 2-4 pm. More details
    Listed by Royal LePage Sussex
  • 5 115-123 W QUEENS Road in North Vancouver: Upper Lonsdale Townhouse for sale in "Queen's Landing" : MLS®# R2297489

    Main Photo: 5 115-123 W QUEENS Road in North Vancouver: Upper Lonsdale Townhouse for sale in "Queen's Landing" : MLS®# R2297489
    $1,798,000
    Residential Attached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2297489
    Bedrooms:
    3
    Bathrooms:
    3
    Floor Area:
    2,482 sq. ft.
    Introducing Queen's Landing - An exclusive collection of 14 spacious and unique townhomes in the prestigious Upper Lonsdale neighbourhood. Our Holyrood floor plan boasts features that will make you feel like royalty. With over 2,400 SF of luxurious living, this 3 bed and 3 bath residence offers multipurpose living spaces, modern interiors, engineered hardwood flooring and Fisher Paykel stainless steel appliances. Every day living amenities are just steps from your door. From coffee shops, to grocery stores and boutique restaurants – with the promise of so much more to come. The conveniently located community of Upper Lonsdale is surrounded by great schools and grassy parks, for all-ages. Living on Queens provides a perfect opportunity to invest in the beautiful North Shore. More details
    Listed by Sutton Group-West Coast Realty
  • 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 exterior courtyard.
    • Edgemont Walk - Rendering of Edgemont Walk exterior.
    • 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.
  • 2 1133 RIDGEWOOD Drive in North Vancouver: Edgemont Townhouse for sale in "EDGEMONT WALK" : MLS®# R2307375

    Main Photo: 2 1133 RIDGEWOOD Drive in North Vancouver: Edgemont Townhouse for sale in "EDGEMONT WALK" : MLS®# R2307375
    • Edgemont Walk Rendering
    • Rendering of Edgemont Walk courtyard
    • Rendering of private parking garage with side by side parking.
    • Rendering 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.
    • Edgemont Walk Mountain View
    $1,649,000
    Residential Attached
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    R2307375
    Bedrooms:
    3
    Bathrooms:
    4
    Floor Area:
    2,162 sq. ft.
    Looking for a change of pace for you & your family? Then look no further & welcome to life in Edgemont Village! This is townhome living at its finest. Brought to you by Boffo Properties, this unique 3 bed/3.5 bath home gives you the front door access to all that village life has to offer. With soon-to-be opened Thrifty Foods, shops, restaurants, cafes, top rated schools & easy access to North Shore mtns., this exceptionally spacious 2172 sq ft home boasts incredible mountain views, open concept main floor living area, chef's kitchen w/ island for seating, 2 car priv garage & flex space, & comes w/main floor patio space opening onto the private & lushly landscaped courtyard - perfect for BBQ's & entertaining! Completing this fall! More details
    Listed by RareEarth Project Marketing
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