Home buyers face a variety of home options, each with unique features and advantages. Deciding on a style of house will depend on what a consumer wants out of the house in terms of privacy, value, and maintenance. Single-detached houses are the common single- family residence that is a standalone structure on a private lot.
Single-detached houses offer private outdoor living space that acts as a buffer from neighboring properties. This yard space is for the personal use of the owner. Depending on the size and contents, the yard can make a dramatic reduction in noise pollution and greatly increase visual privacy. For pet owners, the yard is an area for their companions that is not subject to the approval of others, as is the case in apartments or attached-unit properties. The additional space also allows the homeowners more flexibility for recreation, whether it is a patio, children’s play area, or swimming pool.
The resale value of a property is a critical factor when purchasing a property, because you might want to sell it later in life. Single-detached houses offer a higher resale value than attached housing units due to the benefits and space. The value of detached houses is based on their amenities and condition. The value of attached houses is often influenced directly by the condition and worth of the other units. Savvy remodeling and landscaping can increase the value and curb appeal of a single-detached home.
Single-family homes most likely do not have monthly maintenance and/or parking fees associated with them, although owners may pay a yearly fee if their subdivision is part of a homeowner's association. Attached units usually do have monthly maintenance fees or condominium fees. When you are the owner of a single-family home, you are responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of your home. And you have the option of doing it yourself or hiring someone.
Owners of single-detached houses have more freedom to customize their property. This freedom allows them to build additions, customize the existing structure, and landscape the outdoor living space without having to consult the properties management group or other tenants for approval. The local building laws, their budget, and homeowner's association bylaws are the only limits of single-detached house homeowners.
Based in Southwestern Michigan, Matthew Knight has been writing outdoor and technology articles since 2008. His articles appear on various websites. He holds a bachelor's degree in computer information systems from Western Michigan University.