Defining a Single-Family Home
August 7, 2018 | Barb Huntley
A single-family home, also called a stand-alone home, is a detached house that is a free standing residential building. A single-family (home, house, or dwelling) means that the building is a structure maintained and used as a single dwelling unit. Even though a dwelling unit shares one or more walls with another dwelling unit, it is a single-family residence if it has direct access to a street or thoroughfare and does not share heating facilities, hot water equipment, nor any other essential facility or service with any other dwelling unit.

Pros of single-family homes include having privacy because of the the space around the dwelling and not sharing walls, floors or ceilings. Space around the dwelling could  be used to add on to the building to make it bigger, if need be. And, if the building is not a part of a Home Owners Association, there are no property management fees.

Cons of a single-family home come down to maintenance. All interior and exterior repairs are at the owner’s expense. Amenities are most likely absent unless built at the owner’s expense. And, all lawn care falls upon the owner.

Are you interested in moving in to a single-family home? Give us a call and we can help you find one!
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