Many of my clients that are looking for condos prefer the townhouse style because it feels less like an apartment and more like a home. We often refer to it as the door behind doors. With the townhome you will have stairs and a garden style you will not, which will allow you to live in it longer. Foreclosures are something that you should not dabble in alone. I would suggest using a Realtor and having the council of a lawyer, but you can get a great deal if you are looking.