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Types of Homes | Glossary & Terminology

CARRIAGE HOME:
A carriage, or link home, is joined by a garage or carport.
CONDOMINIUM/STRATA:
Private ownership is of the unit resided in while (eg: high rise or low rise, or a townhouse) shared ownership rights for the common areas of the building along with the development’s other owners.
DUPLEX/TRIPLEX:
A building divided into either 2 or 3 living units or residences that have separate entrances.
MOBILE HOME:
Factory built and then located on land where they are occupied. While these homes are usually placed in one location and left there permanently, they do retain the ability to be moved.
MODULAR HOME:
A factory-built, single-family home. The home is typically shipped to a location in two, or more, sections (or modules).
MULTI-FAMILY HOME:
A building with more than 4 residential units.
ROW HOUSE:
Also called a townhouse, a row house is one unit of several similar single-family homes, side-by-side, joined by common walls.
SINGLE-FAMILY DETACHED HOME:

Free-standing home for one family, not attached to a house on either side.
SINGLE-FAMILY SEMI-DETACHED HOME:
Home for one family, attached to another building on one side.
STACKED TOWNHOME:
Two two-story homes are stacked one on top of the other. The buildings are usually attached in groups of four or more. Each unit has direct access from the outside.
TOWNHOUSE:
Also called a row house, a townhouse is one unit of several similar single-family homes, side-by-side, joined by common walls.

Real Estate Glossary & Terminology

This list of real estate definitions was updated December, 2016 with assistance from the Canada Mortgage & Housing Corporation. If there is an error or omission, please contact the offices of Karen Paul & Associates.

 

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