One of the biggest choices for younger families is choosing where they want to live. Important factors like location, amenities, price, and home features play vital parts in choosing your new home. For many younger, single-family adults, it is common to choose options such as an attached patio home, townhome, or stacked flat (aka a glorified apartment). However, single-family homes are another great choice that should not be overlooked!
At McCall Homes, we have a variety of beautiful, new single-family homes in Billings, Montana. In addition to all the things Billings has to offer, our residential communities offer prospective buyers, especially first-time homebuyers, many benefits. In today’s post, we’re going to build up your knowledge on single-family homes and what they can offer!
WHAT EXACTLY IS A SINGLE-FAMILY HOME?
Unlike an attached patio home, townhome, or flat that often have multiple units and living spaces in one building, a single-family home is a detached, freestanding structure that is used as a single dwelling. Here are some of the characteristics that set single-family homes apart from the rest.
NO SHARED WALLS
Unlike townhouses, condos, and apartments, single-family homes do not share any walls with their neighboring structures. No more having to deal with neighbor’s who always have their TV or music way too loud.
ONE FULL KITCHEN
With single-family homes, you get a full-size kitchen complete with a stove, oven, and any other appliances you are interested in adding. If you’re used to a smaller kitchen, like those in apartments, condos, and townhomes, you’ll enjoy having much more space to prepare and cook meals in.
Once you purchase a new single-family home, you become the owner of the property the house sits on. Whether you purchase a new home on an acre or a zero-lot-line property, you become the owner of the entire lot. This includes the front, back, and side yards.
Apartment and condominium buildings have entranceways and hallways that lead directly to the public streets and sidewalks, and they are shared among residents. Single-family homes, on the other hand, have their own private access to the street.
THE BENEFITS OF A SINGLE-FAMILY HOME
Believe it or not, detached, single-family homes are the most common style of housing in the US. While buying a new home is certainly a large decision, there are a variety of benefits that make single-family homes a better choice.
THE ABILITY TO CUSTOMIZE
One of the best things about purchasing a new, single-family home is just that — it’s new! And when you buy a new home in Billings, Montana with McCall Homes, you get the ability to select from a variety of choices that will help make your home your very own. Choices like countertops, cabinets, appliances, and other materials and other features make it easy to personalize your space.
ROOM FOR EXPANSION
One popular reason why younger adults purchase single-family homes is because of their future plans. Even if you don’t have children yet, a single-family home offers a great space to grow your family. Oftentimes, condos or townhomes, are not very accommodating when it comes to raising children.
Of course, single-family dwellings have much more privacy than the shared walls, clustered courtyards, and joint driveways that attached homes have to offer. If you prefer to have your own space, and not have to hear your neighbor’s musical preferences, a single-family home is definitely the better choice.
When you live in a single-family home, especially one in a residential living community, you get access to all the amenities the community has to offer, such as walking trails, parks, events, and more. Residing in a great community is a great way to raise kids, meet friends, and make tons of memories.
A new single-family home may start out costing more than a townhome or patio home, but in the long run, it will keep its value. Most new homes are energy-efficient homes, and will certainly help you save on those monthly energy bills.
PURCHASE A NEW SINGLE-FAMILY HOME WITH MCCALL HOMES!
Single-family homes are a great choice for many prospective buyers. The one and two-story homes in our Annafeld community are perfect for new families, retirees, and all walks of life! If you are interested in learning more about our new single-family homes, contact us or plan a tour of our model home