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Low-maintenance living and other benefits of owning a townhome

March 27, 2020

Low-maintenance living and other benefits of owning a townhome

There’s so much to do in Seattle, particularly as the temperature rises. We love being outdoors—hiking, biking, and walking our dogs. It’s easy to get around the city and beyond to places like Mount Rainier, Lake Washington, Snoqualmie Falls, and the Burke-Gilman Trail. If you want to make the most of your free time, think about the value of low-maintenance living and the other benefits of owning a townhome.

The perfect size

A townhome presents the opportunity to “right-size” your life—whether that means moving up from an apartment or condo or down from a house that is more work than it’s worth to you. A townhome is a multi-level, attached home that gives you more space. It feels like living in a single-family home, with spacious rooms—and more of them than you would have in an apartment. You have generously sized rooms throughout, from the kitchen to the bedrooms. Plus, with the right floor plan, you enjoy plenty of closet space!

Say “no more” to yard work

Now that spring is here, you want to get outside and enjoy the fresh air. Sure, you could do that by raking your yard or doing maintenance on your home, but is that how you want to spend your off-hours? When you own a townhome, you have the benefits of condominium-style living, meaning that exterior maintenance is included. Your yard is mowed and weeded, and your driveway is plowed in the winter. You also don’t have to store and maintain that equipment.

Safety in numbers

Townhome communities are often more closely knit than those temporary residents who are renting or people living in detached homes where there is a yard between them. You build a connection as you come and go. That familiarity adds a sense of security, knowing that people are keeping an eye on things. Whether you need a hand when you’re ill or want some help with house-sitting when you’re away, you can rely on the other townhome owners to pitch in.

Added value of new construction

If you want to add more value to the list of the benefits of townhome living, opt for new construction versus a resale. A brand new townhome comes with a builder’s warranty: from the foundation to the roof, including interior details, you’re covered.

With new construction, you can also have a townhome that was built to the latest standards and with the most advanced technology, materials, and methods.

Does this all sound like the right fit for you? Blue Fern Homes has one townhome remaining in our community at 42nd Avenue. Our final townhome for sale at 7017 42nd Avenue South is in a highly walkable neighborhood, near the Othello Light Rail Station. With nearly 1,200 square feet, this new townhome features 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, and an open concept for the first-floor main living area. The large windows not only add to the curb appeal of these contemporary townhomes, but also fill your townhome with natural light. The kitchen is outfitted with white Shaker-style cabinetry, granite countertops, and stainless steel appliances, including a gas range. Like all of Blue Fern’s homes, we’ve built the townhomes at 42nd Avenue to 4-star BuiltGreen standards. Your home reflects sustainability, energy efficiency, and a healthier home. Priced at only $499,950, this townhome won’t last long. Contact us to learn more or view the virtual tour.

About Blue Fern Homes

We are a local builder of townhomes in the Seattle area. Our team has roots in the Pacific Northwest and we share our passion for this quality lifestyle in every detail of the homes we build, and beyond. Giving back is part of the Blue Fern culture, so when we’re not focused on homebuilding, we’re out there pitching in at food banks and on conservation projects—while still finding time to enjoy the beautiful outdoors we’re so blessed to have here. If you’re looking for a builder with integrity, dedication, and master skills, contact us at Blue Fern Homes.

With the current pandemic, Blue Fern is taking careful steps to protect the health and safety of our customers and team members. We have intensified the cleaning protocol in our homes and offices, and we're limiting showings to private, in-person tours. Virtual home tours are always available, too. Head to our blog to read more on the best ways to manage during this pandemic.