Deciding on the type of home to buy

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There are many types of homes to choose from and each has its advantages and disadvantages. Think about your needs before deciding. Don’t forget to look beyond the walls. The environment surrounding your home can be almost as important as the environment inside of it.

  • Single-family Detached: A home containing one dwelling unit that stands alone, sits on its own lot, and thereby offers greater privacy.
  • Semi-detached: A single-family home joined to another one by a common wall. It can offer many of the advantages of a single-family detached home and are usually less expensive to buy and maintain.
  • Duplex: Two single-family homes located one above the other or side by side in a building. Often, the owner lives in one unit and rents the other.
  • Row House or Townhouse: Many similar single-family homes; side-by-side and separated by common walls. They can be freehold, condominiums, or rental units.
  • Stacked Townhouse: Usually consists of two-storey homes stacked one on top of the other in a row of four or more homes. The units may have more than one level.
  • Link or Carriage Home: Houses joined by garages or carports which provide access to the front and back yards.
  • Manufactured Home: Is a factory-built single-family home that is transported to your chosen location and is placed on a foundation.
  • Modular Home: Also, a factory-built single-family home constructed in compliance with local building codes.
  • Condominium: A condominium is a form of ownership, not a type of construction. Condominiums can be high-rise residential buildings, townhouse complexes, individual houses and low-rise residential buildings.

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