There are differences between buying a single-family home and a townhome or condo.  Use these four secrets to make sure you make the right decision for you and your family.

1. Decide How to Integrate a Townhome or Condo into Your Future Plans

People like townhome living for a number of reasons.  Some people enjoy the sense of community in a multi-family neighborhood.  Some people are looking for low-maintenance living.  Regardless of your reasons to purchase a townhome or condo, one thing you need to recognize is that these types of homes don’t appreciate as quickly as single-family homes.

Therefore, if you’re planning on a long-term stay in your townhome or condo, the rate of appreciation isn’t as critical.  But, if you’re a young couple or family looking to move to a single-family home in the near future, make your plans with a realistic idea of how much your home will appreciate over time.

If you’re new to retirement and downsizing to a townhome or condo, recognize that unless you are familiar with community living, you may not stay in a townhome or condo as long as you originally planned.


Consider your long-term plans and how community living will fit.

2. Learn What Everyone Ought to Know about Buying a Townhome or Condo

What’s the difference between a townhome and a condominium?  In general, you’ll most often see a townhome defined as a row of single units that share a wall on either side except for the end units.  Generally, you’ll see a multi-story building with separate homes on separate floors called a condominium or condo.

It’s important to know that these terms are also used to describe the type of ownership.  There are several types of ownership, but these are the most common:


When you’re looking at townhomes and condos, keep in mind that the ownership of a building that looks like a 2-story townhome could fall into the condo ownership category.  Make sure you know the type of ownership that’s in any community you visit.


3. Ask the Right Questions About Every Community

Besides ownership type, there are other facts you need to know about a townhome or condo that are different from the questions you ask when buying a single-family home.


Make sure you have all the information you need about a specific community in order to make an informed decision.


4. Work with a REALTOR® Who is Experienced with Buying and Selling Townhomes or Condos

An experienced agent will be able to help you gather the information you need and avoid any potential pitfalls.


The members of Teri’s Real Estate Team are experienced professionals who know the local single-family, townhome and condo markets extremely well.  If you’re planning a move, call us at 954-242-8030 or send an email for friendly and skillful representation.


Look at Townhomes and Condos for Sale in the Davie Area:

Cooper City Townhomes and Condos

Coral Springs Townhomes and Condos

Davie Townhomes and Condos

Pembroke Pines Townhomes and Condos

Pembroke Pines New Construction: Townhomes at Raintree

Plantation Townhomes and Condos

Sunrise Townhomes and Condos

Weston Townhomes and Condos


Pembroke Pines real estate

Photo Compliments of CalAtlantic Homes

Pembroke Pines Real Estate: Townhomes at Raintree

Looking for Pembroke Pines real estate? CalAtlantic Homes is actively selling in Raintree, an upscale gated and master-planned community in desirable Pembroke Pines.  The community consists of single-family homes and two sets of townhomes.  Amenities include a community lake and a clubhouse with a community pool.

If you want new construction, but don’t want to wait, there are quick move-in townhomes as of the date of this writing.  These innovative townhomes offer low-maintenance living in beautifully designed two- and three-floor plans.  Each townhome has parking in a private two-car garage.

The Preserve at Raintree

The Preserve offers three floor plans, ranging from 1,891 to 2,604 square feet in size.  The three bedroom, 3.5-4 bath plans offer plenty of room.

The Delmar B floorplan features a guest bedroom, large walk-in closet and full bath on the first floor – perfect for extended family, guests or office space.  The second floor is devoted to an oversized great room with a covered balcony perfect for entertaining.  The great room flows into an upscale kitchen designed with granite countertops, tile backsplashes and a kitchen island.  The design is topped off with 42” cabinets, stainless steel appliances and an adjacent dining area.

A second guest bedroom is located on the third floor and has a private bath.  The master suite is a luxurious and private retreat, complete with walk-in closets, double sinks in the master bath, along with a separate tub and shower.  You’ll think of drinking a cup of coffee and reading the paper in the morning when you see the private covered balcony off the master bedroom.  The Delmar B townhome is priced at approximately $383,000.

The Grove at Raintree

The open-plan townhomes at The Grove at Raintree range from 1,752 to 2,183 square feet.  These are two-story homes with three beds and 2.5-3 baths.  Each townhome has its own two-car garage.

Several Napa model quick move-in homes are available as of this writing.  The Napa offers a large open floor plan.  The first-floor great room extends to a covered lanai.  The large kitchen boasts luxury finishes and a walk-in pantry.  The second floor contains a private master suite with large walk-in closets.  The two guest bedrooms are located at the opposite end of the house and share a bathroom.  Pricing for the quick move-in units ranges from $385,425 to $404,900.

Tips for Buying New Construction

Many people think that buying a new construction home is just like going to a retail store, but people who take that approach find that the sale ends up being more advantageous for the builder than it is for the buyer.

The builder’s representatives are there to work with you, but keep in mind that they’re responsible for protecting the builder’s interest.  Therefore, it’s in your best interest to have your own representation.  In that way, there are professionals on both sides of the transaction to complete negotiations that work for both parties.

In addition, you can work with your own agent to make sure that the Raintree community is the right one for you before you make a commitment.  And, if you find that Raintree isn’t your dream neighborhood, you can work with your own agent to find the one that is!

If you’re ready to explore your options, you can count on the real estate experts on the Teri Arbogast Team to provide the Pembroke Pines real estate information you need to make the most informed decision on your next home purchase.  Call us today at 954-252-8030 or send an email for more information.


The annual 99.9 Kiss Country Chili Cook-Off is celebrating 30 years!

99.9 Chili Cook-Off Celebrates 30 Years

Brad Paisley is headlining the 2015 Chili Cook-Off

The annual 99.9 Chili Cook-Off celebrates 30 years! The Chili Cook-Off is held at C.B. Smith Park located at 900 N Flamingo Rd in Pembroke Pines, FL. The event will take place on January 25, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. Everyone who enters the Chili Cook-Off will need a ticket no matter their age. Tickets are being sold for $52 per person. You will also need to purchase a parking pass that is $5 per car. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased by going to Once you’re on the website click on the tab that says “Chili” then click on buy tickets/parking. On the next page click on “click here to purchase Chili Cook-Off tickets”. There is a small service fee for each ticket purchased as well as for the parking passes. There are 22,500 tickets being sold so make sure to get yours before they’re sold out!

Brad Paisley is the headliner for this years Chili Cook-Off. Other performers are The Band Perry, Jerrod Niemann, The Swon Brothers and The Cadillac Three. The concert gates will open up at 8:30 a.m. and the concert is from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Sunday January 25th. The parking gates on Pines Blvd will open up at 1:00 a.m. and the parking gates on Taft St. will open up at 6:00 a.m. There is also handicapped parking located on Johnson St. This parking is for anyone who has an official handicapped parking decal.

Some things to know before going to the Chili Cook-Off this year…

You can not bring any cans, coolers, video cameras, flags or flag poles, weapons, umbrellas, backpacks or pets inside the event. There will be food and refreshments available for purchase once you’re inside the Chili Cook-Off. The event will take place rain or shine and there are no refunds.

C.B. Smith Park is close to some beautiful communities in Pembroke Pines, FL.  If you are looking for a home for sale in Pembroke Pines our team has a few agents who are also Pembroke Pines area residents. As local residents and Realtors they have the knowledge of the area to help you find the perfect home and community to fit your families needs! If you have a home you would like to sell contact The Teri Arbogast Team. Whether you’re buying or selling a home in Broward County we will make your real estate experience a pleasant and profitable one.

The 99.9 Chili Cook-Off Celebrates 30 Years and will have some great performers! If you are attending this years Chili Cook-Off have fun and enjoy the concert!



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