Purchasing a home is a big decision that involves exploring various options such as the type of ownership, the kind of property and last but not least, the budget. For the first time or second time home buyer there are a number of housing options available:

  • Semi detached houses or semis
  • Detached houses
  • Apartment complexes
  • Terraced homes
  • Bungalows

Home is a home whether it’s a bungalow or condominium but one particular type of home is a kind of rage in the Toronto area and that is a detached home. Detached homes sales like hotcakes as and when listed especially in Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton and Vaughan area. Considering today’s market scenario, you want to find a good detached home listed for more than one week unless it has some had problems.

Most people find detached houses an attractive proposition as they are considered superior compared with the other types of houses. They also offer more privacy. These can either be a ready-to­-occupy turnkey house or one built to the owner’s specifications.

Types of detached houses:

A detached house is a standalone residence with no shared walls and which is not attached to a neighboring property, unlike a semi which shares one common wall with a neighbor or the terraced home that shares walls on both sides. The early homes built in this style had a drive on one side. These houses were separated by a wall or a fence from their neighbors.

The construction can be of a variety of materials like brick, wood and stucco or even a combination of these. In its simplest from these dwellings have two or three bedrooms, a living and dining room, a kitchen, a fully equipped bathroom, a garage and basement.

Detached houses can accommodate one or more families. The standard types has three to four bedrooms, a living and dining room, a den or study, a kitchen, two large bathrooms, a fireplace, a large garage and a basement, usually with an attached bathroom. In contrast, the executive design is a two-story model with four bedrooms, a living and dining room, a den, a kitchen, two bathrooms, fireplace, a two-car garage and basement with attached bathroom. The senior style home can be a single or two-story bungalow with a loft, four or five bedrooms, separate living and dining rooms, a library, a kitchen, three bathrooms, fireplace, two or three car garage, and a basement with an attached bathroom.

Bungalows and cottages:

Detached homes can be also be single or two story bungalows and cottages.

The bungalow style homes come with a lower price tag and have a low roof and a porch around them. Cottages are similar to bungalows, but are pricier and structurally different. They usually have a thatched roof, sturdy walls, pillars for support and low ceilings, and mostly tend to be located in the suburban or rural areas. They are invariably one and a half story structures.

People in the cities generally opt for flats or terrace homes, a choice that is made based on the proximity to their place of work. Semi detached properties are very popular, but when it comes to investing in a property in which they hope to enjoy their retirement, detached properties are the first choice. This involves a lot of planning, not the least of which is identifying the right property through a reliable developer and financing options since it is a lifetime investment.

The condominium or multistory homes are least popular amongst communities in the Brampton area. These types of homes however are eventually gaining acceptance in other metropolitan cities such as Mississauga and Oakville where we have seen an impressive growth of condominium buildings mushrooming up. In fact the year of 2016 has been one of the best years for condominiums as lot of people have made considerable gains by investing in areas close to the downtown location. If you interested in a detached home for sale in Toronto, Brampton or Mississauga, we can get the perfect fit.