Ranch Vs Two Storey

Dated: 09/10/2016

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Knowing what style of home catches your eye when beginning the hunt with your Realtor®, will help put he or she on the right track. There are many different styles of homes from Colonial to Tudor, Cottage to Craftsman, but they all break down to two simple builds: a rancher and a two-storey. 


What is the difference between the two you might ask? Traditional ranch-style homes usually have simple floor plans, attached garages and efficient living spaces. The style dates back to 1932 and was one of the most popular styles during the suburban homebuilding boom of the 1950’s and 60’s. The definition of atwo-storey homeis exactly what you think it is. Most homes built after the 1960’s are two-storey style. They are more cost-effective, offer a better view and offer more outdoor living space. You get more bang for your buck with more square footage with a smaller footprint. Many lots in major cities aren’t large enough for a decent sized rancher and many people are looking to live the ‘American Dream’ where bigger is better.


MLSrecently reported that65 ranch homesin Anchorage have sold since the first of the year and 20 homes are currently pending with an average asking price of $363,112. So, why are Ranch homes becoming the favored choice with local Alaskans? First, the layout provides ease for the aging baby boomer population looking to settle into a simpler lifestyle. Second, new ranches are expensive to build with larger footprints and more land required than two-storey homes. No matter what your style, our team of experts at ARThave a variety of housing styles to choose from. If you don’t see it on our properties list, we won’t stop searching until we find the style of home that suits you best!

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