- June 5, 2023
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DIFFERENT HOUSING TYPES YOU NEED TO KNOW AND HOW TO PICK THE BEST THAT FITS YOUR BUDGET.
I know it can get confusing trying to differentiate which property is a fully-detached, semi-detached, maisonette, terrace and the like.
It is important to know what type of house you are going to build on your landed Property in Nigeria.
Such inquiries as “what is a terraced duplex” or “what does a semi-detached duplex look like” are questions people ask often.
Let me also admit that your preferences and spending power may also determine which one you choose to build or purchase.
So today, I will be sharing with you how you can differentiate the different types of houses you will see in Nigeria today and choose the one befitting your budget.
BLOCK OF FLATS
A block of flats is a large building consisting of different apartments owned by an individual or different people. In simpler terms, if you want to buy/invest in a big building that is divided by different flats/apartments, then what you want is a block of flats property.
A bungalow house is a single-story or one-and-a-half-story tall type of building. A bungalow’s half-storey is typically integrated into the roof’s slope. If the bungalow is standing alone, then it is fully detached. If it is standing with other buildings, then it is semi-detached.
A semi-detached house is a building either a bungalow or a block of flats that shares a common wall with the next house. A lot of new properties in Nigeria are usually semi-detached, they share mostly fences.
Unlike the semi-detached house, a fully-detached house shares no common wall with the building next to it. It is a stand-alone building. It could be a bungalow or a duplex.
A property is considered a terrace when there is a stretch of buildings either duplexes or duplexes connected to each other on both sides.
A maisonette is a type of apartment that typically has a different exterior door from other apartments in the same building. A lot of maisonettes are on two floors. You can find a lot of maisonette properties in Nigeria now compared to a few years ago.
A penthouse is usually a luxurious apartment on the top floor of a block of flat or apartment building. It is easy for you to tell it apart from other apartments on the building because of its size and it luxury fittings.
Now you know the main types of housing in the Nigerian real estate market and what it is when you may likely decide to invest in any of your choice.
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