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House Styles in the Portland Area

Posted by Veronica On December - 5 - 2012

Homes in Maine It is very important as a property owner or manager to get an idea of housing styles in your area. The reason for this is because of the fact that in order to sufficiently price the property accordingly or price the rental amount, you must utilize the other housing styles to get an idea of how much you can fairly charge tenants. The housing styles in the area can vary from different styles and this can change the price dramatically. If the housing styles in the area are priced above market value, then you can fairly price your specific property or properties above market value as well, and can gainfully get the price that you request. The housing styles in the area also make a difference to individuals who are looking at the property that you have for rent or that you are selling. People that are interested in a home are not only interested in the home that they will be living in, but they are also interested in the area around them as a whole. As the saying goes, people don’t just buy the house, they buy the whole neighborhood. It is important to have an idea of the area that the home you are offering is in. You must know the housing styles in order to convey to potential buyers or potential renters the type of area that they will be living in. People will get a greater sense of the area if you give them the insight into the housing styles that surround them. And, this will help you to easier sell the property or rent the property. And, you also want to ensure that the housing styles coordinate with the specific buyer is looking for. The housing styles can range from vintage to modern and if a potential buyer is interested in a certain type of home, it is best to point them in the right direction. The housing style will also be helpful in giving information to the potential buyers or renters about the type of furniture that they will need to get making the purchase a much more comprehensive and exciting one for the buyer or renter.

This guide covers the most popular styles of homes in New England:

This style of house features one-level living. There may be a full or partial basement. Generally, a garage is attached to the side of the house.

Split Level
This style of house became very popular following World War II because of the amount of space and utility provided. Split levels fall into two types: side-to-side and front-to-back.

This style of two-story house has been a mainstay of residential architecture for many years. These are generally well-built houses, with many being custom built. Their main appeal seems to be the spaciousness and elegance.

Cape Cod
This very practical one and one-half story style of house has been popular for many years, with most capes concentrated in the northern regions. Many resale capes have been expanded over the years for increased living area.

The Victorian style of house was built in various models during the turn of the last century. Home buyers appreciate the architectural nuances of Victorian houses including large porches and interesting bay windows.

This style of house takes its name from the type of house which dominated the early residential development of our early cities, notably the row houses.
Townhouse Home Style

A saltbox is a building with a long, pitched roof that slopes down to the back, generally a wooden frame house. A saltbox has just one story in the back and two storeys in the front. The flat front and central chimney are recognizable features, but the asymmetry of the unequal sides and the long, low rear roof line are the most distinctive features of a saltbox, which takes its name from its resemblance to a wooden lidded box in which salt was once kept.

About the Author

As a broker specializing in multi-units and single family homes in Southern Maine, Veronica Schneider joined the real estate industry in August of 2004 bringing with her over eight years of experience in real estate management. You can find Veronica and Green Tree Realty on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, and LinkedIn.

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