Submitted by: Rob Harding
Patio homes by definition is rather a generic term in the real estate market. It could be a condo, a garden apartment, or even a townhouse to some. In Denver, Colorado, a patio home has a common wall with another home, and the patio is in the front looking out on a common area. A patio home in Denver is considered a town home, with two or more stories, where a common wall is also shared.
A home is not always a house. The term home itself is confusing when one is seeking a house. A home can be almost anything.
The best part about owning a patio home is that there is no maintenance that will be your responsibility. A gardener is hired to do the gardening and lawn maintenance, and others are hired to keep the place clean and in working condition. Often there is a fee for this, called a homeowners fee. Again, the word home does not refer to a house. This association of homeowners may also have the right to vote on the neighbors that are trying to purchase the other units. If you do not like something about them, you may be able to keep them out.
And some patio homes are in gated communities, where there is twenty four hour security. This protects everyone from burglars, it protects their children from pedophiles, and it protects everyone from the undesirable nosey dog walker or peeping tom. It is a deterrent to all types of crime in your immediate area.
With a common wall, your neighbors could not be closer unless they lived in your unit with you. To some, this is a very desirable setup, especially if family will be moving in next door, and you need to care for them.
The common wall could also be a disadvantage. For quiet and privacy, this could be quite a nightmare of a home. You will hear neighbors talking loudly, as if you live in an apartment building. The same will go for the music heard in the other unit, and the television set, as well.
The privacy you are giving up in order to live in an almost maintenance free space may be worth it for you if you job takes you traveling away from your home for various lengths of time. Or if your position is demanding in a way that you would not have time for any garden maintenance at all, this scenario also works well. In this case, you need not worry about mowing or watering the lawn and flowers, as it will be done for you.
When you are ready to sell your patio home, the pros and cons of living there will all be brought up in discussion. You will need to praise your neighbors for being so cooperative and quiet. You will have to credit the gardener and other maintenance people for keeping everything looking clean and maintained. And you will need to convince the real estate agent you are dealing with that your unit is unique and better than other ones that may be for sale for less. This may be the trickiest part of owning patio homes.
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