How much say a buyer may have in the overall look of a town house or condo can vary between projects from total custom designs to making individual choices from a pre-selected list.
Some buyers can pick color schemes, cabinet styles and from packages that offer vaulted ceilings. Others are as detailed for the buyer as picking cabinet pulls or handles and altering the floor plan for personal furniture needs such as for that corner sofa that cannot be left behind.
Condominiums and town houses are often interchanged as the same type of dwelling, but both have separate definitions. Most of the time condos are considered space or a unit an individual owns in a building. The building and the lot can typically be owned separately or by an association.
On the other hand, town house buyers own the lot and the house, which can be several stories high or on one floor. The town house owner will typically belong to an association and need to follow any covenants and restrictions. Beyond the individually owned lot, the area is considered to be within the association's common ownership.
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