What is the difference between a condo and a townhouse?
- Christin KLv 71 month agoFavourite answer
A townhouse is a STYLE of home--not a particular rental. A townhouse is a house, whether you own it or rent it, that is at least two stories high, usually part of a row of them on a street--and which usually has no front yard or a very small front area; they are usually found in cities in rows on busy streets. A condo can be ANY style of house, even ranch style or standard apartment style, in which the homeowners pay a fee to be part of an association that takes care of maintenance and certain other things--such as landscaping, or the use of common-shared spaces or inside maintenance. There are many rules associated with condos and they vary widely. A townhouse can become a condo, but a condo isn't necessarily a townhouse-style of home.
- RICKLv 71 month ago
A townhouse can become a condo but a condo cannot become a townhouse
- Ron AkiaLv 61 month ago
A condominium is housing where the individual apartment is owned by the occupant/owner who also has a % ratio ownership in the real property itself whereas a townhouse is generally an apartment in which you pay rent to the owner.
- SimplytheFACTSLv 71 month ago
technically a condo is any residence within a group of other residences (various styles like apartment or townhouse), but commonly it means an apartment that is owned....where there are at least 2 floors of apartments ..each apartment is on 1 floor usually.
a townhouse is where the home is multi level (usually 2 or 3 floors)...with no other units below or above. its like a bunch of houses stuck together.Source(s): i have actually researched this....
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- SlickterpLv 71 month ago
A townhouse is a physical type of home. A condo is a way in which a group of homes is set up administratively. A townhouse can be a condo.
- MarkLv 61 month ago
@Anonymous is correct. "Condominium" refers to the type of ownership. It is NOT an architectural term. Most condos may be apartment-like, but there are also townhomes that are condos, duplex/twin homes, and even single family homes that are "site" condos.
A townhouse is a style of home that is multi-story. "Row House" falls into this category. They may be condos or rentals.
- A HunchLv 71 month ago
Condos are usually like apartments with people above/below/next door.
Townhouses are sort of like row houses. Usually 2 stories with connections on both sides but not on top.
- Anonymous1 month ago
A townhouse is a style of building/home.
A condo is a particular form of property ownership.
Some townhomes may be condos.