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Picking The Style Of House You Like

By Martha Adams on February 07, 2012

When you plan to buy a new house, one of the very first things that should come to your mind is the type or the style of the property you want. There are several famous home styles in the United States today and knowing these things will help you easily find your ideal house. Aside from the location you preferred to buy a house, you should also be familiar in the various styles of homes. If you will start your house hunt from an online search, it will definitely be very easy for you to find homes for sale. Also, you can quickly determine the style of every available real estate properties because the listings come with complete descriptions and pictures about the properties. Home style is an essential element when looking for the perfect home for you so learning and understanding more about them will be helpful.

Houses built using the cape-cod style is usually small and symmetrical and their main entrance are located in the center of the house and has a step. The house has a gabled roofing style and the materials frequently used in the siding can be wood, brick or aluminum. The Georgian style is another popular pick for home buyers especially those living in New England. Generally, this rectangular house appears very formal, having classic lines, thin columns at the side of the entrance. Usually, Georgian homes have two or three stories and red bricks are mainly used for the sidings. There are multiple panes for the windows located above the door and at the entire house. Two chimneys are usually placed and they can rise above the roof at both ends of the property. There are also homes that are styled like a ranch. They are typically long and usually low. It only has one storey and the rooms are low pitched. Ranch-like homes originated from the early dwellings that are found in the West and Southwestern part of the country. There is a variation of ranch called a raised ranch and it has two stories and this is also popular in the country.

You will also enjoy living in Tudor houses in which the designs are mostly resembling the country cottages in England. Its dark-wood timbers, one of Tudor home's most distinctive features, are placed against light-colored stucco to emphasize the upper half of the house and the window frames. The lower part of the house is made of bricks. Furthermore, one more type of home that might interest you is the Dutch Colonial homes which are usually with two stories and a gambrel roofing. There are also properties with this style that have two and a half stories. Materials such as bricks or shingles are typically used for home style like this.

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