Types of homes
This is a fully detached, single family home that sits on its own lot.
This is commonly called a duplex and its predominate feature is an shared wall between the two living spaces. These are often less expensive that single family homes but they require a degree of cooperation with the co-owner. Duplexes can be side-by-side or up-and-down.
These are single family residences forming a row with common walls separating the units. They can be freehold or condominiums. They usually have a small yard or outdoor space that is for the exclusive use of the owners.
A modular home is also a factory-built, single-family home. The home is typically shipped in large sections, or modules, bolted together and placed on a permanent foundation at the building site. Increasingly, modular homes are indestinguishable from site-built homes.
A manufactured home is a single-family home built on a steel frame for transportation purposes. It may be single or double-wide and may have drywall or vinyl paneling. These are often referred to as Ã¢â‚¬Å“park modelÃ¢â‚¬Â homes and are placed on foundations.
Mobile homes are similar to manufactured homes except they retain the ability to be moved and will accept wheels on their steel frames.
This is a self-contained living unit in a building with other units of a similar nature. It features kitchen, bathroom, and other rooms as designed.