First Time Home Buyer: Condo or Townhouse?

If you’re a first time home buyer, you may want to consider a couple alternatives to the traditional, single-family home that is surrounded on all sides by its own expensive lawn or driveway. Many people start their property buying progression with a condominium or townhouse, but which is right for you?
An increasing number of families are turning to these shared-wall options, mainly to stretch their budgets and cut down on outdoor maintenance.