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When we think about buying a property, many doubts come to mind. The type of financing appropriate for the purchase, the ideal amount to file, the location of the property, etc. However, many people fail to analyze the types of properties that are available on the market.

You may not have stopped to think about it yet, but there is an impressive amount of real estate. Each of these options offers some quality or meets a resident’s demand.

To help you choose the ideal property for your purchase, we have prepared this complete article on the topic. Good reading!

1. Sobrado

The townhouse is a building with at least two floors. It is a common real estate option in Brazil, as it features a spacious and functional property that takes advantage of the land’s footage.

It is common for some properties to gain new floors over the years. Therefore, some people buy real estate with the intention of turning them into townhouses. If that is your wish, be careful. It is very important to check that the property has a strong foundation and well-distributed beams to support the extra weight.

2. Semi-detached house

This is one of the most popular options among the types of properties sold by construction companies, because it presents a good use of the land. In this category of property, two houses of the same model are joined by a wall.

These are individual residences, where residents do not have access to the neighboring property. The fact that they share a wall is to reduce costs with the work and to have agility in the construction process.

The main advantage of semi-detached houses is the price. For those looking for their first property, it is important to clarify that this variety of residence usually costs less than the other options available.

The main disadvantage is related to the acoustics. Because they share a wall, some projects fail to present a solution for noise reduction, causing neighbors to be bothered by each other’s noises.

3. Loft

In the 1950s, old industrial warehouses were losing their usefulness in the great European and later American cities. Typically, these warehouses had an excellent location because, in the past, industrial regions were in the center of cities – unlike today, where they are located in the suburbs.

For this reason, many warehouses ended up being adapted, becoming housing, preserving their structural characteristics. A loft has a wide and continuous space, without dividing rooms by walls.

This characteristic made this type of property very popular in the United States. Over time, construction companies have invested in “loft-style” properties that are properties designed to look like the first lofts, but that have never been used by the industry.

Due to their qualities, lofts are properties that tend to have a high price.

4. Bungalow

Some people use the word “bungalow” disparagingly, referring to properties of little aesthetic or financial value, usually located on the coast. It is a mistake that must be avoided.

Bungalow-style residences emerged in India in the 1930s, when that country was being colonized by England. The English built houses with a maximum of two floors, with large balconies and a garden.

In Brazil, the first bungalows were made in Rio de Janeiro. Perhaps this is why this type of property is associated with the beach. It is important to clarify that the original bungalows were made of wood.

In the past, bungalows were small houses, but today there are large bungalow-style properties.

5. Edicule

This is another term that is often used in the wrong way. Originally, the buildings were  small houses , complementary to the main residence. For example: a house next to the pool of a large property. In this example, the house was not the official residence of the residents, but had a kitchen, bathroom and bedrooms to guarantee its functionality. For this reason, the employees’ residences were usually farmhouses.

However, this concept has been changing and today we have “cottage style” houses. They are small properties, located at the end of a piece of land. They are recommended for people who do not want to direct all the land footage to the construction of a house.

In some regions of Brazil, a small building is synonymous with half-water. Elsewhere, the word “edicule” refers to a small altar created for Catholic saints.

6. Kitchenette or Kitnet

They are spaces that prioritize functionality. Kitchenettes are ideal for people who live alone, university students or individuals who are looking for practicality and economics. In this type of real estate option, the resident has a kitchen, bedroom and bathroom. The kitchen is usually large, so it can also be used as a dining room.

The bathroom, attached to the bedroom, becomes a suite. The laundry room can be a small space connected to the kitchen. Despite being an option with a few square meters when compared to other types of properties, it is important to clarify that the kitchenettes are comfortable.

Another interesting point of this type of housing is the location, as they are usually close to university centers, supermarkets and subway stations. It is very common to see kitchenettes in the form of apartments, but this is not a rule. There are kitchenette models on large grounds, where all the houses are on the ground floor.

7. Flat

The idea of ​​living in a flat is to have access to services such as cleaning, laundry, concierge and meals similar to those in a hotel. Therefore, these places tend to be slightly larger than a common room.

They are ideal for executives or people with a very busy routine, who usually visit the same city a lot. It is important to emphasize that flats are options that have a high cost and are aimed at a public of great economic power.

As we saw in this article, there are many types of properties available on the market, and it is important to know them in order to search for the best real estate option for you. Each of these options can solve your need when it comes to housing.