1. Townhomes are multi family dwelling each have their own property design some have no yards while others have yards.
2. Most townhomes yards are nothing more than a "weed wacker" and the HOA would take care of the front.
3. Few townhome communities take care of the fenced and enclosed areas.
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If you don't already have an agent representing you in your search and negotiating I'd highly recommend you get one. They can point you in the right direction.
I have not seen many that get involved with the payment of utilities, but they do exist.
Townhomes are generally cheaper, but not in all cases.
If you are seriously considering moving, I would put your home on the market ASAP if you need to sell first.
Good luck to you!
The HOA is paid in addition to your mortgage and it does cover the outside yards/landscaping and upkeep of swimming pool on property, if applicable.. Each property is different therefore it's difficlut to say but some of the properties pay for water and or sewer and or garbage, and or basic cable. Utilties are not usually covered and it shouild be considered part of the expenses. You wouild have to get this from the HOA. Nows the time to buy, if I can help you further let me know