If your family is thinking about moving house, then you may be wondering what options are out there. Here are three of the most common house types out there for families to live in:
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Don’t be taken aback by the word ‘multi-storey’ it doesn’t necessarily mean a massive house! A house with two floors is still multi-storey. What I’m basically referring to here is your run of the mill house. It’s the first thing that pops into everyone’s mind when you say the word house. It’s also the most common housing option available – and the most expensive. Buying a house isn’t going to be cheap, and you’ll probably need to apply for a mortgage loan. But, if you have a big family, this could be the only housing option that suits you.
The benefits of a multi-storey home are that there’s plenty of space for you and your family. If you have more than one child, there will be enough room for them both to play and be comfortable. The only problems with this house type are that – as I mentioned- they tend to cost a lot. But, there are also lots of things you can do to a house once you’ve bought it. You can do up the garden, or do lots of DIY work to add value to the house. That way, when you end up moving again someday, you can get a better price than what you paid for it!
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This next choice is great if you have a small family and can’t afford to pay for a house. Houses can be very expensive to buy or rent, so some people turn to apartments. If you rent an apartment, then it’s an affordable way for you and your family to live. Often, apartments come pre-furnished, so you save money on buying furniture for your new home. Plus, if something goes wrong with the heating or lighting, then it won’t fall on your shoulders to pay for it. It will be up to your landlord to ensure that everything is in working order.
When people think about apartments, they tend to envision a tiny room with no space. This isn’t strictly true; you can get apartments that are big and more than comfortable for a family to live in. The one thing to remember about apartments is that you have to pay a monthly rent. If you fail to do so, then expect a disgruntled landlord to be banging on your door.
The final option is a combination between the two; it’s the middle ground. A bungalow is possibly bigger than your average apartment, but not as big as a normal house. It’s pretty much a house with only one floor. What makes it different to an apartment is that you don’t live in a building with lots of other apartments. Plus, just like a multi-storey home, you can have a front and back garden to yourself.
It’s a great choice for people with small to mid-sized families who can’t quite afford a bigger home. Also, they’ll be a lot cheaper than bigger houses, but not as cheap as renting an apartment.