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PROPERTY TYPES

The types of properties in Quebec are diversified.
A little glossary to better understand these terms is necessary to help you make your choice...

Single-family home, semi-detached, row house, condo building, plex, etc. Are you confused by these terms?
HP & Associés will help you with your real estate project and your new life in Montreal.
A few brief explanations will help you learn more about our real estate market and find the home that suits you.

LEXICON

Types of properties

  • Bungalow or single-storey house
  • Chalet
  • Condo – divided vs. undivided
  • Cottage or multi-storey house
  • Duplex
  • Farmhouse
  • Attached, Semi-detached
  • Townhouse, row house
  • Furnished
  • Plex
  • Semi-furnished
  • Shoebox
  • Split level, multi-storey house
  • Triplex
  • Single-family home

BUNGALOW OR SINGLE-STOREY HOUSE

Single-storey construction on the ground level, with or without a finished basement.

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Single-storey house

CHALET

My cabin in Canada.

Lakeside cottages

CONDO - DIVIDED VS UNDIVIDED

In divided co-ownership, the co-owners have the rights to their respective units and exercise their rights in common over the common areas.

In undivided co-ownership, the co-owners exercise in common the ownership of the whole building, but have a right of use on certain parts.

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Condo building

COTTAGE, OR MULTI-STOREY HOUSE

A house in which the private areas (bedrooms) are usually on the second floor and the common areas are on the first floor.

Cottage

DUPLEX

A building in which there are two dwelling units. They may be side by side or one on top of the other.

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Duplex

FARMHOUSE

A small farm used for the non-commercial raising of medium-sized animals, with a single-family dwelling.

ATTACHED, SEMI-DETACHED

A single-family dwelling that has a single party wall with another single-family dwelling, which has the same architecture and façade (there are just 2 houses stuck together).

Semi-detached

TOWNHOUSE, ROW HOUSE

A family home that has one or two party walls with another townhouse (there are 3+ houses glued together).

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Townhouses in a row

FURNISHED

Includes all furniture, bedding, kitchen accessories. Tenant only has to bring their own bags!

PLEX

Building in which there are several housing units. 2 or more.

Quick links: plex for sale in Montrealplex for rent in Montreal

Plex building

SEMI-FURNISHED

Includes the 4 basic appliances: washer/dryer, refrigerator and oven. Sometimes it can include the 5th appliance, the dishwasher.

SHOEBOX

Small house with a flat roof that characterizes it. It has only one floor and a door located in the center of the facade, with a window on each side.

SPLIT LEVEL, MULTI-STOREY HOUSE

A single-family home in which the floor levels are staggered, so that the different levels are spaced by a few or even several steps, but not necessarily by a full floor.

TRIPLEX

A building in which there are three dwelling units.

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SINGLE-FAMILY HOME

Independent building designed to house a family.

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Single family home

Now that you know a little more about the types of properties in Quebec, perhaps you would like to learn more about properties for sale or rent in Montreal?

If you wish to benefit from our help and know-how in your real estate project in Quebec, do not hesitate to contact us. It will be our pleasure to assist you!

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