I work in Fairfax and Loudoun Counties in Northern Virginia, and would love to assist you.
Feel free to use the Home Search option from my web page http://(www.VickyChrisner.com) , it links directly to our local MLS and is updated in real time. I also have many resources for preferred lenders (Service Providers page) in our area and just general area info (schools, transportation, etc.) under ABOUT THE AREA.
If you're looking in Arlington, Prince William or some other part of No Va, I'd be happy to refer you to a colleague.
Best of luck,
It could be there are just more townhomes on the market than SFH in the area you are looking or in the price range you are looking in. If you would like me to research the area and give you my opinion I would be happy to do that. I am licensed in DC, MD, and VA.
It's really your preference and the condition you keep your home. Well kept Townhomes sell just as fast as single family homes. If you plan on staying in the area for 4-6 years your house should appreciate before you are ready to move, especially if you get a good enough deal.
Where in VA are you looking? If I can help please let me know, Coni Otto