What Is A Single-Family Home?

White single-family home with beautiful green yard

What is a single-family home and is it for you?

Starting your home search can be exciting. It can also be a little overwhelming with all the different terms used when discussing home types and features. That is why we wanted to share some insight into one term you will hear a lot – single-family home. What is a single-family home? We’re glad you asked! Here are some important characteristics that make up a single-family home. You can also check out our Ask the Expert video for a quick overview!

Definition of a Single-Family Home

A single-family home is a dwelling that is not attached to another dwelling. Unlike condominiums or townhomes, single-family homes do not share any walls with another home.

Single-Family Home Property

When you purchase a single-family home, you are also purchasing the land that the home sits on. Depending on lot size and neighborhood covenants, a single-family home often comes with a backyard, front yard, and side yards. This means you can be creative and customize your yard through gardening or hardscaping. If you are interested in a single-family home but not the yard work, you may want to consider a low-maintenance community. HHHunt Homes builds single-family homes with low-maintenance living in the Richmond communities of Twin Rivers at Meadowville Landing and Greenwich Walk at Fox Creek and also in Raleigh at Enclave at Leesville.

Access to Your Property

Mint green door to foyer of new home.

Owning a single-family home allows you direct access to your property from a street. In some instances, it may be to a street in front of your home and also access to an alley in the back. This makes coming and going a breeze. It also makes for easier moving.

Additional Privacy in a Single-Family Home

Single-family homes offer additional privacy because there is a separation between you and your neighbors. No need to worry about hearing people through the walls or doors. You are in your own home insulated away from others.

Opportunities to Expand

Open-concept living room

As mentioned earlier, when purchasing a single-family home, you purchase the land the home sits on. That means if you want to add an addition to your home, you can! Want a bigger family room? What about a new garage? Depending on your neighborhood, the options are endless. 

At HHHunt, we believe it’s how you live that matters, and we hope that you find this information useful as you continue your home search. There are many great benefits to single-family homes, but the choice is yours. HHHunt Homes designs with you in mind providing options for any lifestyle with single-family homes, townhomes and condos. Connect with us today to find the perfect home for your needs!