Condominiums and Townhomes-Nuances, Part 2 Attached housing means condominium, town house, co-ops and maybe even patio homes...what are the nuances and how do you know for sure? Everything should be detailed in complex documents. Check for amendments they should be recorded.Pets: dogs, cats and more, weight and number.Insurances, all or part? Cars and trucks, size and parking. Guests? Rentals? Window treatments and storm doors?More factoids:
1.Condos may be two story or three story...they may be attached or detached. They may be converted apartments, converted duplexes or single family homes.
2.There may be a weight limit for dogs and sometimes breeds may be named for acceptance.
3.Often, the streets and the parking areas of complexes are owned and maintained by the complex...and not by the city. That is why the streets are sometimes not on maps. They are considered private. Think assessment possibility in the future. Although sometimes the city can take the streets and assume management.
4.Condos and town homes may look exactly alike...there are some complexes that are actually detached homes and they are in fact condominiums. Condos can appear in the most unexpected places. For example a large home in Dilworth was converted to condos, floor by floor and finally and recently, the attic was converted and fetched a handsome sum for the association.
5.Many complexes have attached garages or garages on a first level...it is important to have carbon monoxide detection equipment in good working order. These are required by law...testing often is a good practice.