A twin home is a conjoined double home that serves as two homes, each on a separate property. It shares a center wall which creates two different houses for two separate groups of people. A typical twin home looks like two homes have been glued together and seamed down the middle.
Because a twin home is considered two homes on two different pieces of property, one-half of a twin home is considered a single-family home. You own half of the twin home and the lot that that particular half sits on the property.
Whatever your motivation or background, buying a twin home in Green Park is a cost-effective and uniquely cool option. Units are filling up fast, but you can start designing your own brand new or yet-to-be-built unit in Green Park. Call Wurzer Builders to secure your spot in the fast-growing new neighborhood today.
I am currently trying to purchase both sides of a twin home. Each side of the unit has separate deeds. Does anyone know whether I will have to get two separate mortgages along with all of the associated closing costs, or can I just do one mortgage (which I would prefer)?
A complete home inspection is recommended and very important for anyone looking to purchase or sell a home. Purchasing a property is often a stressful situation and our job at Twin Termite is to provide every customer with a professional and thorough home inspection that will report the status of all the components of the property, so the purchaser and buyer will know exactly what is damaged and/or in need of repair.
A home inspection can detect issues that are not seen on a simple walk-through or visit to a property. After our home inspection, a report will be sent to the client within 24 hours that will detail the repairs, damage, and working order of the property
All inspections are conducted per the standards of practice set forth by InterNACHI. An inspector will begin with the exterior of the home. A thorough inspection will be made of visible and readily accessible portions of the foundation, exterior walls, fixtures, windows, and roof. Inside the home, Twin will inspect accessible outlets, doors, windows, cabinets, bathroom fixtures, and kitchen appliances. We test the HVAC system to ensure proper functionality for all seasons.
Generally, inspecting the entire home takes about 1 1/2 hours. Afterward, the inspector will spend 30 minutes walking through the home with you reviewing findings, general home maintenance tips and answering any questions. Our reports are laid out in narrative descriptions of findings including full color photos whenever possible.
The cost of a home inspection for a single family home varies due to the geographical location, as well as its size and age. The cost can also vary when additional inspection services are requested, such as septic, well, radon or pest inspections. However, you should not let cost be a factor in determining whether or not to have a home inspection performed or in choosing your home inspector. You should consider the money spent as an educational investment that will more than pay for itself. The most important consideration should be the qualifications, training and experience of the inspector, as well as any professional affiliations he or she may have. Get a free, instant, online home inspection price estimate!
There are four basic steps to the home inspection. First, the inspector arrives at the property, makes general introductions, explains what is going to take place, and asks about any special questions or requests.
An average home inspection will take between 2 and 3+ hours, depending on the size of the house. Larger and more complex houses will take longer for the inspector to completely and accurately evaluate. Another factor that may affect the inspection time is the relative condition of the components at the property. If the house and appliances have not been properly maintained, the inspector may need additional time to explain to the buyer what options they have to either maintain or replace the items.
Grading or slope of the land is important around the home because it will determine which direction surface water will flow. Negative grading is when the surface slopes towards the foundation wall. This can allow surface water to run directly against the wall and potentially seep into the basement or crawlspace. Regrading the area around the foundation walls repairs the majority of the basement water penetration problems. Many problems occur when people install flower gardens or put mulch up against a foundation wall. In order to properly fix a negative grading condition, the top, porous soil must be removed in the affected area and well-compacted, non-porous clay or similar soil must be added and re-graded. The newly added soil around the perimeter of the home should slope away (at a minimum rate of one inch per foot for the first 6 feet) from the house to prevent rainwater from accumulating next to the foundation. Learn more about grading and controlling surface water.
Before fixing a foundation wall, you should first determine the problem. There are many possible conditions, ranging from shrinkage or step cracking, which could be repaired by epoxy injections or re-pointing the mortar joints, to major differential settlement that would require costly and involved repairs. A home inspector can identify what the symptoms may indicate and where to start to remedy the problem. If it is something that is in need of a specialist, he/she will be in a better position to make this type of call. Regardless of the degree of the cracking or movement noted, if you are concerned about how to fix or repair the damage, a home inspector may be able to identify what the problem is and what repairs might be needed.
Not all states require home inspectors to be licensed. However, in those states where it is required, our inspectors are licensed. In those states that do not require licensing, all of our employee-inspectors are members of professional trade associations, such as the National Association of Home Inspectors (NAHI) and American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) or are in the process of becoming members. Many of our consultants are also trained and nationally licensed to perform radon and termite inspections in their operating areas.
Twin Termite did the inspection of my new home during the buying process and I was impressed with the detailed report... very professional. The home is over 30 years old and they included in the report an estimate for repair of some dry rot areas on the exterior.
I am a Realtor and have been using Twin since 2014. They are an exceptional company with whom to work; both, home and pest inspections! I am obligated to give my clients choices; but, have found that when we have used other companies, the standard of work and service have not been the same. I strongly urge them to use the most trusted vendors on my team - Twin is the on the top of that list for me!
I needed a pest inspector on a home I am in the process of buying. Twin Termite was very accommodating about getting a pest inspector out on quite short notice (and in a holiday week!), which I really appreciated. It was super easy to take care of billing over the phone, and I got an unexpected discount for pre-paying ahead of the inspection - nice surprise! Paul arrived ahead of schedule, and was very professional. Once he completed his inspection, he explained clearly what he observed, and I came away with a good understanding of what the house might need before and/or after closing.
Twin houses are essentially two separate residences that share a single plot of land and are separated from one another by a shared wall and fence.Each of the twin houses has its own private garden, and there is typically entrance to the garden from the side of the house.Townhouses often have no side access and only a backyard, as they are built on a shared piece of ground that is shared with multiple other neighbors sometimes as many as six.Because of the unique configurations of twin houses and townhouses, the former typically have larger gardens with more angles that are exposed to direct sunshine.While the latter typically share walls with many other homes, resulting in smaller gardens that receive less direct sunlight.
Having said that townhouse and twin house each has its unique price point to offer. In general, twin homes are more expensive than townhouses, with the exception of corner townhouses.For the reasons that were discussed before in this section. Corner townhouses are slightly more expensive than regular townhouses because of their similarity to a twin house.However, corner townhouses are most likely to sell out first during a launch due to the fact that they provide an experience similar to that of a twin house at a cost that is lower than the cost of a twin house.That is about it and it all sums up the matter of townhouse vs twin house, now knowing the full differences between them.
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