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Property Types


1. Single-Family Residences (SFR)

  • SFR refers to stand-alone homes designed to house a single family. They do not share walls with neighboring properties and often come with their private yard.

Considerations for Builders:

  • Market Demand: In many regions, there is a high demand for SFRs, driven by families seeking suburban lifestyles with private amenities.

  • Regulatory Approvals: Builders generally find it easier to get approvals for SFRs compared to multi-family or mixed-use developments.

  • Design Flexibility: Builders have a wide latitude in designing SFRs, allowing for the incorporation of unique features and layouts.

2. Townhomes

  • Townhomes are multi-level homes that share one or two walls with adjacent properties. They often come with a small parcel of land, possibly including a small yard or garden.

Considerations for Builders:

  • Land Utilization: Building townhomes can be a more efficient use of land compared to SFRs, potentially offering higher profit margins.

  • Community Amenities: Builders of townhome communities often incorporate shared amenities, such as pools or fitness centers, adding attractiveness to the development.

  • Target Demographic: These are often targeted towards small families, young couples, or individuals looking for a home with fewer maintenance responsibilities compared to a standalone house.


Multi-Family properties consist of buildings housing multiple separate families in distinct units, including duplexes, triplexes, and larger apartment complexes.

Considerations for Builders:

  • Scale of Development: Multi-family developments can be large-scale projects, requiring substantial investment and detailed planning.

  • Rental Income: These developments often generate consistent rental income and may offer a higher return on investment compared to single-family residences.

  • Amenity Provision: Multi-family developments often feature shared amenities, which can enhance the appeal of the property but also involve additional maintenance and management.

Condo – Up to 5 Stories

  • Condo developments are similar to apartment complexes, but the units are owned rather than rented. Condos up to 5 stories would be considered low to mid-rise buildings.

Considerations for Builders:

  • Unit Sales: Condo builders have the opportunity to sell individual units, potentially realizing profits more quickly compared to renting units.

  • HOA Establishment: Builders would often establish a Homeowners Association (HOA) to manage the property’s common areas and enforce community rules.

  • Target Demographic: Condo developments often attract first-time homebuyers, downsizers, and urban professionals seeking a home with modern amenities and fewer maintenance responsibilities.

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