Style of Homes
Prior to deciding what style of home
to buy, you should make a list of all the features you want in
your home, this can be done independently or with the help of
your real estate agent. Make sure that
your real estate agent retains a copy of this list so that he
of she may use it when selecting homes for you to view.
The style of home you choose will
not only reflect your current budget,
but your lifestyle as well. There are many styles and models to
choose from, and as such, it would be beneficial to decide what
type of home you would like prior to commencing your search.
Bungalow: A bungalow is a form of single family
detached home that has no upper levels. It is generally smaller
than a detached home and costs considerably less.
Duplex: A duplex is a single structure that
has two units on top of one another. A duplex is generally owned
by one person who either lives in one unit and rents the other,
or rents both units.
Executive Town Home: An executive town home
resembles a town house in that it is a row of conjoined homes,
however, it is laid out like a duplex, with two units on top of
High-rise condominium: High-rise condos are
residential building that contain condominium units; considered
more upscale than an apartment unit. Owning a condominium is not
the same as owning a home, see Housing
Link or carriage: Link homes are joined by
garages and sometimes basements. They may considered a condominiums,
freehold town homes, or houses, depending on the seller.
Manufactured Mobile: A manufactured mobile
home is one that is built by a company and then transported to
the desired location.
Single family detached: A single family, detached
home is an independent structure that occupies its own lot and
is inhabited by one family.
Semi-detached: A semi-detached home is a dual
residence that is combined into one structure and divided by a
Townhouse: Town houses, sometimes called row
houses, are one of many individual homes joined by common walls.