Real Estate Terms: Building Style

Ryan Coffey
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While you’ve been browsing MLS listings, you probably come across various terms used to describe the style of house like ‘rancher’ or ‘westcoast contemporary’ and perhaps wondered why you aren’t seeing words that may be common where you come from. Words like ‘bungalow’ or ‘cape cod’ style homes come for example. Below is a disambiguation of terms that Vancouver Island Realtors use to categorize the different types of homes we encounter. It is not exhaustive, as one could argue that there needs to be another category to show that home x has an atrium or some such exotic feature but by and large properties fit into one of these categories or another. Hopefully, this is one of the details that will help you get more out of looking at mls listings, which by the way you would get even more out of with custom mls access and a little guidance from yours truly.

Ryan Coffey

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