What Does Property Style Mean?
Each real estate listing has a style or property style stated at the top of the listing. The property style describes the kind of home that is being sold (not to be confused with the property ‘type’ of home being sold).
Real Estate Agent Explains Property Style
There are quite a few different kinds of styles of home available in Edmonton. Real estate is broken up into different styles on listings, to better describe it. Think of a property style as a kind of layout for a home.
The kinds of styles available in Edmonton are:
|Single Level Apartment||APART|
|Multi Level Apartment||APRTM|
|Bungalow Semi or Semi-bugalow||BUNGS|
|Double Wide Mobile Home||MOBLD|
|Single Wide Mobile Home||MOBLS|
|2 Storey Split||SPLT2|
|3 Level Split||SPLT3|
|4 Level Split||SPLT4|
|5 Level Split||SPLT5|
|1 and Half Storey||ST1.5|
|2 and Half Storey||ST2.5|
Here is an example of how property styles fit into the classification of a property on a real estate listing:
So here is a chart that shows the hierarchy of property designations. High rise apartments can have many styles, but you can see that this particular property has the style of ‘loft’ or ‘single level apartment’ or ‘multi-level apartment’.
Why Does It Matter?
Property styles are important because they dictate the format of the property. With houses and condos, formats can be very important. Perhaps a homeowner has trouble climbing stairs, then a bungalow may be preferable to say, a two storey. But perhaps a few stairs at a time are ok, then a back-split or split level may be ok, too. When it comes to desirability and sales price, those may be dictated by property styles as well. There are certain styles that are trendy at certain times. Trends dictate what styles are used when homes are built, and trend cycles dictate how much those styles are worth in future real estate markets.
by +Alan F Macdonald REALTOR® | Copyright © – gimme-shelter.com