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are the types of houses around the world?
is historical house?
is cottage house?
is colonial house?
is brownstone house?
is Farm house?
is detached house?
is house price?
you think there will be a House Price Correction?
house prices help you move up the ladder...
1. What is House?
House generally refers
to a shelter or building that is single family detached
dwelling or place for habitation by human beings.
"Homes" on the other hand include many kinds of
dwellings ranging from rudimentary huts of nomadic
tribes to high-rise apartment buildings. However,
the word can also be used as a verb ("to house"),
and can have adjectival formations as well. In some
contexts, "house" may mean the same as dwelling,
residence, home, abode, accommodation, housing,
lodging, among other meanings.
2. What are
types of houses around the world?
of houses: The developed world in general
features three basic types of house that have their
own ground-level entry and private open space, and
usually on a separately titled parcel of land:
detached houses - free-standing on all sides.
houses (duplexes) - houses that are attached,
usually to only one other house via a party wall.
house (UK) also known as a row house or townhouse
- attached to other houses, possibly in a row,
each separated by a party wall.
In addition, there
are various forms of attached housing where a number
of dwelling units are co-located within the same
structure, which share a ground-level entry and
may or may not have any private open space, such
as apartments (a.k.a. flats) of various scales.
Another type of housing is movable, such as houseboats,
caravans, and trailer homes.In the United Kingdom,
27% of the population live in terraced houses and
32% in semi-detached houses, as of 2002. In the
United States as of 2000, 61.4% of people live in
detached houses and 5.6% in semi-detached houses,
26% in row houses or apartments, and 7% in mobile
Houses:Archaeologists have a particular
interest in house shape: they see the transition
over time from round huts to rectangular houses
as a significant advance in optimizing the use of
space, and associate it with the growth of the idea
of a personal area.
In ancient Rome, there
was said to be the "house of Romulus",
preserved on the Palatine Hill. However, no modern
archaeologist has found remains pertaining to that
house; however, Imperial edifices are quite abundant
and obvious that hill.
Cottage house is a
dwelling, typically in a rural, or semi-rural location
. In the UK, the term cottage tends to denote a
rurally- located one and a half storey property,
where on the second (upstairs floor) one has to
walk into the eaves in order to look through the
windows, which are generally located in dormers.
However, in most other settings, the term "cottage"
denotes a small, often cozy dwelling, and small
size is integral to the description, but in other
places such as Canada, the term exists with no connotation
of size at all.
A Colonial-style house
usually has a formally-defined living room, dining
room and sometimes a family room. The bedrooms are
typically on the second floor. They also have one
or two chimneys that can be very large.
refers to a free-standing house, originally built
for a single family, clad in brownstone. While many
Chicago brownstones have subsequently been split
into multiple rental or condominium units, many
others remain single-family homes.
Farmhouse is a general
term for the main house of a farm. It is a type
of building or house which serves a residential
purpose in a rural or agricultural setting. Most
often, the surrounding environment will be a farm.
These buildings are usually 2 stories, but early
buildings were single story. Many farm houses are
shaped like a T.
home, or single-family home or detached house for
short, also variously known as a single-detached
dwelling or separate house is a free-standing residential
There are advantages
and disadvantages to single-detached homes. Advantages
are that the entire space around the building is
private to the owner and family, in most cases you
can add on to the existing house if more room is
needed and there are generally no property management
fees such as the ones associated with condominiums
There are also many
disadvantages to owning a single-family detached
home. All maintenance and repair costs—interior,
exterior and everything in between—are at
the owner's expense. There is often a lack of amenities
such as pools and playgrounds.
The median home price
is the threshold which divides the real estate market
into two equal halves, in reference to pricing.
One half of all homes in the market were sold at
a price above the median home price, while the other
half were sold below that price.
think there will be a House Price Correction?
A. Most economists
agree some form of house price correction is likely.
All they disagree on is when, for how long and by
how much. However this site isn't about the likelihood
of a correction there are plenty of other sites
on the internet dedicated to this topic, see
house prices help you move up the ladder...
Wrong, they make it
harder to move up the ladder. Your home may have
gained in value but your next home will more than
likely have gained even more.