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Definition of Villa

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Villa

Smaller home on a small lot, may share side wall with another home.



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Home Equity

The difference between the price for which a home could be sold (market value) and the total debts registered against it.


Coach home

One of a group of homes in a two-story building, with own garage and entrance.


Courtyard home

A home with a courtyard as its main entrance.


Home warranty

Like any other warranty, this guarantees the property against failure of mechanical systems, such as plumbing, electrical, heating and installed appliances.


Patio home

small, single-family home with a patio.



Single-family home

A detached house.


Area Walls

Corrugated metal or concrete barrier walls installed around a basement window to hold back the earth.


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Balloon Framed Wall

Framed walls (generally over 10' tall) that run the entire vertical length from the floor sill plate to the roof. This is done to eliminate the need for a gable end truss.


Bull Nose Drywall

Rounded drywall corners.


Gable End Wall

The triangular end of an exterior wall above the eaves formed under a gable roof.


aterial used to cover the interior framed areas of walls and ceilings



Knee Wall

A wall-like structure that supports roof rafters.


Load-Bearing Wall

Includes all exterior walls and any interior wall that is aligned above a support beam or girder. Normally, any wall that has a double horizontal top plate.


Nonbearing Wall

A wall supporting no load other than its own weight.


Plot Plan

An overhead view plan that shows the location of the home on the lot. Includes all easements, property lines, set backs, and legal descriptions of the home. Provided by the surveyor.


Sidelight

A vertical window beside a door or another window.


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Stick-Built Home

A house built without prefabricated parts. Also called conventional building.


Trombe Wall

A passive solar wall, usually masonry or concrete, used for passing heat from one room (like a sun room or solar garden room) to another.



Wall Out

When a painter spray paints the interior of a home.


Zero-lot line

The positioning of a house near or on top of the lot boundary, resulting in little or no space between houses.



 

 

 

 

 

 

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