Home styles

Originally Posted By: ecox1
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can someone tell me what type of house is this is this a traditional home.


Originally Posted By: jhagarty
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Colonial



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Originally Posted By: tallen
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I wonder why you care?


It looks like a typical craftsman home to me. I could be wrong ![icon_confused.gif](upload://qv5zppiN69qCk2Y6JzaFYhrff8S.gif)


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Originally Posted By: tallen
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jhagarty wrote:
Colonial



Joe's been smoking crack LOL.

Thats not a colonial or is it?


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Originally Posted By: tallen
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It is so hard to decide what style of home a person lives in, I dont even bother.


Is there a place in your report as to the style of the home?


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Originally Posted By: ecox1
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tallen wrote:
It is so hard to decide what style of home a person lives in, I dont even bother.

Is there a place in your report as to the style of the home?


yes it does


Originally Posted By: bsumpter
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InspectVue does, and its sometimes a pain…



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Louis Pasteur

Originally Posted By: ecox1
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I normally put N/A in my reports


Originally Posted By: dnice
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tallen wrote:

Thats not a colonial or is it?


It's built to LOOK like a Colonial, so it's close enough in my book. If the client found out later that it is NOT a Colonial I suggest that they sue me.


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Originally Posted By: thejnicki
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Earl, Try amazingplans.com this print site gives you great elevations on stlyes of homes…


Originally Posted By: wpedley
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Colonial



BPedley


Inspecting for the unexpected

Originally Posted By: jsieg
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I would call it a colonial. Yes it has what looks like extra living space above the garage but we don’t know that until we go inside…


You could add to your report a List of Home Style Descriptions:

Colonial ...... Any home with two floors of living space above grade not including finished attics (living space above garages may or may not be included when inspector makes this determination).

Tri-Level ..... Any home with three floors of living space not including finished basements or finished attics.

Quad-Level ...

Split-Level ....

Ranch ..........

Cape Cod .... (some call this a 1-1/2 story, I think in the '80's they started calling them Cape Cod homes, homes for the growing family, tall attics with heat & elect. to be finished at a later date)

Limit yourself to these (add definitions for each) but I think this covers the most basic of styles???? "Did I miss any????

In the case of a 1-1/2 story these were homes that all or most of the bed rooms were in the finished attic.

**** You could always look at the Home Listing Sheet, it should be stated there. or ask the seller, buyer or the agents and put what they said the home is but I would in any or these cases list where you got the information from, that way no one can say that you are wrong but they can say who or what you got the information from was wrong.


Originally Posted By: mboyett
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Here’s some good links from a Todd A post back in Sept:


http://tms.ecol.net/realestate/gloss_hs.htm

http://architecture.about.com/library/bl-styles_index.htm

http://www.writerguy.com/nwgna/faq/houseguide/houseguide.htm


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Originally Posted By: jrivera
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If all of the bedrooms are on the upper level, it is considered a Colonial. That is what is known as the private area of the home. KEEP OUT !!! GO AWAY !!!


If you have bedrooms upstairs and on the main floor, more than likely a Cape. Because now the sleeping areas are not secluded.

But hey then again, as far as an H.I goes if someone wants to call something, something else what do I care, it still gets looked at.

Hi-Ranch or Split-Level, you walk in the front door, three-four steps up and three or four steps down.

A Ranch hmmm, what is that ??? ![icon_lol.gif](upload://zEgbBCXRskkCTwEux7Bi20ZySza.gif) ![icon_lol.gif](upload://zEgbBCXRskkCTwEux7Bi20ZySza.gif) ![icon_lol.gif](upload://zEgbBCXRskkCTwEux7Bi20ZySza.gif)


Originally Posted By: dvalley
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Earl,


That's a Colonial for sure.

I have a suggestion...On your report (where it states, what style of home), just put...

1)single family
2)two family
3)three family, etc, etc.


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Originally Posted By: lkage
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dvalley wrote:


I have a suggestion...On your report (where it states, what style of home), just put...

1)single family
2)two family
3)three family, etc, etc.


Or gable, hip, gambrel, flat, etc.


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Originally Posted By: dnice
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lkage wrote:
dvalley wrote:


I have a suggestion...On your report (where it states, what style of home), just put...

1)single family
2)two family
3)three family, etc, etc.


Or gable, hip, gambrel, flat, etc.


That would be under "roof type".


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Originally Posted By: bkelly2
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Single family residence, you are not going to trick me. icon_smile.gif



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Originally Posted By: lkage
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dnice wrote:
lkage wrote:
dvalley wrote:


I have a suggestion...On your report (where it states, what style of home), just put...

1)single family
2)two family
3)three family, etc, etc.


Or gable, hip, gambrel, flat, etc.


That would be under "roof type".


That's one way to look at it.


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Originally Posted By: mgault
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Contemporary Colonial…



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