美国基本住房信息你了解吗?
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美国基本住房信息你了解吗?

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An apartment 公寓is the most common housing option, which is owned by a corporation, or a property company, or a person and the units are all rented out to different people. They are only for leasing.

Options you can have: 1B1B (one bedroom one bathroom) 2B2B or 3B3B.  studio (no bedroom), usually people rent for a workplace. 

 

condo 商品房,公寓has similar features as the apartment, but each unit of the building is owned by different individuals.  Each individual can choose to rent out their unit if they wish but manage their own unit. 

homeowner's association (HOA) that takes care of the maintenance and upkeep of common areas, exteriors, and rules of the building. 

 

A townhouse 连排房屋联体别墅 is similar to a condo in that each unit is owned by different individuals. However, townhouses are multi-level units and are typically a row of similar units that share common walls on the left and/or right, but not on the top/bottom. 

Townhouses also have an HOA that take care of common areas/exteriors.

 

Single-family houses 单独一户are detached properties on their own lot that do not share any walls with other properties. Single-family houses offer backyard space and more privacy. 

 

For upcoming students or people who want to study abroad, living on campus can be considered. Different universities probably have different applying ways and housing options to select. In addition, you would be able to browse and require any information about prices, floorplans, location, and environment on your university's housing web page anytime which can give you the exposure what your future living place looks like. 


Undoubtfully, housing is one of the most critical components for everyone no matter where you live.  

 Therefore, conduct a comprehensive list about your needs and want and the price range just like when you do car shopping may decrease a big choke of stress while doing house shopping.  


In the next episode, an advanced level of apartment renting conducting over-arching processes from applying to signing contract gives you the most practical instruction hands and hands. Stay on the tune! 

 


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