What do you think? Discussion What are the advantages of leaving home to live on your own? What are the disadvantages of leaving home to live on your own?
Housing Choices Alternatives Live in a dorm (college)
Housing Choices Alternatives Move on – estimate cost
Housing Choices Types of Housing Single family One family dwelling in which you do not have other dwellings connected to yours.
Housing Choices Types of Housing Multifamily – Condominium You actually own your part Of the complex but pay monthly fees for the upkeep of the grounds.
Housing Choices Types of Housing Multifamily – Apartment building You do not own your dwelling. You are not responsible for the upkeep of the plumbing, heating etc….
\\ Housing Choices Types of Housing Multifamily – Townhouse:multi leveled unit(has an upstairs and down stairs. – Duplex two dwellings that are connected. One family lives on one side and another family lives on the other side. There is a wall in between the 2 sides.
Housing Choices Types of Housing Multifamily – Manufactured home these are built at a factory and moved to the location that the family will be living Modular Mobile
What is a housing arrangement in which you own the apartment or home, but not the common grounds? A.A single-family dwelling B.A multifamily complex C.A condominium D.A modular home E.A dormitory
What is a housing arrangement in which you own the apartment or home, but not the common grounds? A.A single-family dwelling B.A multi-family complex C.A condominium D.A modular home E.A dormitory
Housing Choices Renting Advantages of renting – Flexibility to move quickly – No down payment ($) – Lack of responsibility No maintenance – Grounds / driveway – Interior plumbing, etc. Do not own home
Housing Choices Renting Disadvantages of renting – Can’t change structure – Possibility of poor landlord service – Less privacy – No equity
Housing Choices Renting Roommate? – Advantages Share rent Enjoy friendship Share responsibilities – Disadvantages Live with an opposite (clean vs. messy, etc.) Lack space Be left holding the bag (financially)
Housing Choices Renting Roommate – Finding one College swap board Friends Friends of friends Newspaper
What do you think? Discussion What would you like about having a roommate? What might you dislike about having a roommate?
Housing Choices Renting Cost of renting – Security deposit – First and last months’ rent – Moving – Insurance (renters’)
Housing Choices Renting Legal concerns – Lease – Care of premises – Legal rights – Fair Housing Act