Home Styles

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The types of homes available depends strongly on the area of the U.S. For example, Colonials are popular in Virginia, Craftsman styles in Washington and so on.

Style also affects the price of a home. Tudor-style homes are among the more expensive popular home type, costing more than two and a half times more than the average ranch-style property.

Currently, many Minnesota home owners are looking for modern 2 story homes. Both new construction and pre-built. These homes feature the living areas on the main level and sleeping areas on the 2nd level with a walk-out basement functioning as a recreation space and often a guest suite. They have a grand exterior and great curb appeal. The style of a 2 story can range from Queen Anne to Farmhouse.

Split level homes have been built by the hundreds in neighborhoods across Minnesota for the past 20 years. They are inexpensive to build and have proven to give homeowners the new construction they want at an affordable price. The fact that there are so many of them has sometime posed a problem for resale. With so many of the same home on the market, it is hard to make one stand out and when a buyer can have a brand new split level built for close to the same price as an older one, buyers are choosing to build a new split rather than purchase an old one. An important thing to consider when deciding on the type of home to build if you plan on moving again in the near future.

Updated kitchen and bathrooms are on the top of buyers lists for what they want in a home but even before you decide to update these rooms make sure the siding, roof and mechanicals are in good shape. Buyers have a hard time looking past a home that needs major functional repairs so make sure the integral house systems are working right before you renovate an outdated kitchen and bath.

 

What makes a home desirable?

Location, location, location!
Views
Curb appeal
Size
Layout

 

Common Home styles of different Eras:

Victorian
>Most popular: 1860-1900

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Colonial
>Most popular: Late 1800s

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Tudor
>Most popular: 1930s

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Mediterranean
>Most popular: 1920s and 1930s

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Split Level
>Most popular: 1950s

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Bungalow
>Most popular: 1880s-1930s

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Ranch
>Most popular: 1945-1970

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Modern 2 Story
>Most popular: 1980-2014

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