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Tudor or Two-Story?

by Terry Sullivan - Lyons-Sullivan Realty

We can all distinguish between a house and an apartment building, a one-story house and a two-story house. You might even know what a bungalow or a bi-level looks like. But as you browse real estate websites, you will find descriptions of homes that range from brownstone to Tudor. Take this fun quiz to test your knowledge of common American home styles.

 

If you first want to brush up on home styles and to see detailed drawings of these and other styles of homes, visit REALTOR Magazine. Better Homes and Gardens also features some nice photographs of ten of the different homes styles with helpful descriptions of them.

 

1. This type of home is often 1 ½ stories with dormer windows to add space and light.

 

a) Tudor

b) Cape Cod

c) Queen Anne

 

2. This type of home is typically one story with narrow windows, paired shutters, stucco walls and a half-timbered frame.

a) Colonial
b)
Country French
c)
Craftsman

3. This type of home is one of the most popular in the U.S. Usually two- or three-stories, these homes have fireplaces and brick or wood facades with living areas downstairs and bedrooms up.
 

a) Art Deco

b) Victorian

c) Colonial
 

4. With a front-facing gable, patterned shingles, cutaway bay windows and a full or partial-width front porch, these homes date back to the early 1800s in the United States.
 

a) Victorian

b) Bungalow

c) Tri-level
 

5. The defining characteristics of this home style are half-timbering on bay windows and upper floors, and facades that are dominated by one or more steeply pitched cross gables. Patterned brick or stone walls are common, as are rounded doorways, multi-paned casement windows, and large stone chimneys.

a) Two-story
b)
Tudor
c)
Bi-level

6. This style of home was popularized by 1930s Hollywood movies. These homes have flat roofs, smooth stucco walls and facades with zigzags, floral, or geometric motifs.
 

a) English

b) Art Deco

c) Modern

 

7. With features like low overhanging eaves, a low gabled roof, and a wide front porch with tapered columns, these homes are built of stone, rough-hewn wood, and stucco.
 

a) Craftsman

b) Georgian

c) Art Deco
 

8. The biggest clue to this style of home is the five, symmetrical windows across the second story. These homes have paired chimneys, two to three stories and brick construction.
 

a) Georgian

b) Victorian

c) Bungalow

9. This style of home has “gingerbread” trim, scrolled, fish-scale siding, gables, wide and wrapping front porches, and many chimneys. Inside, the home has multi-story floor plans with wings and balconies.

a) Modern

b) Queen Anne

c) Contemporary

 

Check your answers below. How did you do?
 

1. This type of home is often 1 ½ stories with dormer windows to add space and light.

b) Cape Cod

 

2. This type of home is typically one story with narrow windows, paired shutters, stucco walls and a half-timbered frame.

b) Country French

 

3. This type of home is one of the most popular in the U.S. Usually two- or three-stories, these homes have fireplaces and brick or wood facades with living areas downstairs and bedroooms up.

c) Colonial

 

4. With a front-facing gable, patterned shingles, cutaway bay windows and a full or partial-width front porch, these homes date back to the early 1800s in the United States.

a) Victorian
 

5. The defining characteristics of this home style are half-timbering on bay windows and upper floors, and facades that are dominated by one or more steeply pitched cross gables. Patterned brick or stone walls are common, as are rounded doorways, multi-paned casement windows, and large stone chimneys.

b) Tudor

 

6. This style of home was popularized by 1930s Hollywood movies. These homes have flat roofs, smooth stucco walls and facades with zigzags, floral, or geometric motifs.

b) Art Deco

 

7. With features like low overhanging eaves, a low gabled roof, and a wide front porch with tapered columns, these homes are built of stone, rough-hewn wood, and stucco.

a) Craftsman

 

8. The biggest clue to this style of home is the five, symmetrical windows across the second story.

These homes have paired chimneys, two to three stories and brick construction.

a) Georgian

 

9. This style of home has “gingerbread” trim, scrolled, fish-scale siding, gables, wide and wrapping front porches, and many chimneys. Inside, the home has multi-story floor plans with wings and balconies.

b) Queen Anne

 

Make Real Estate Work for You in 2016

by Terry Sullivan - Lyons-Sullivan Realty

1. Find out what you know.

Kiplinger’s has created an online quiz. They say, “The more you know about the home-buying process, the more money, time and hassle you'll save -- no matter what the current real estate market is doing. Here are ten questions to see how prepared you are to buy a house.”

2. Listen to a Podcast about real estate as an investment.

According to Investopedia, investment real estate is “real estate that generates income or is otherwise intended for investment purposes rather than as a primary residence. It is common for investors to own multiple pieces of real estate, one of which serves as a primary residence, while the others are used to generate rental income and profits through price appreciation. The tax implications for investment real estate are often different than those for residential real estate.” In this innovative podcast/real estate investment course, Matt Theriault, real estate investor, entrepreneur and author will show you how to create wealth through conventional and creative real estate investing while improving your financial education. 

3. Read a book about how to sell your home faster. 

301 Simple Things You Can Do To Sell Your Home NOW and For More Money Than You Thought: How to Inexpensively Reorganize, Stage, and Prepare Your Home 
by Teri B Clark

According to the book’s description, “This exhaustively researched book is the ultimate resource for novices and pros alike; it will guide you through every step of the process with hundreds of innovative ideas that you can put to use right away. This book gives you the proven strategies and innovative ideas used by the experts everyday that you can easily do your self. The book also includes a full-color insert packed with photos of before and after shots!

4. Learn about mortgages and how they work.

Lending Tree has developed an entire series dedicated to the ins and outs of obtaining, understanding and closing on a mortgage. Educating yourself about what a mortgage is and how they work can help save you time, money and headaches. Without a mortgage, you may not be able to purchase the home of your dreams!

5. Find out the best way for YOU to buy a home.

Visit HUD.GOV to find a list of resources to help you find the best home and home loan for you. From
homebuying programs to ideas to consider about your next home, the website has something for every homebuyer.  

6. Choose the real estate professionals who work for you.

Lyons-Sullivan Realty offers unparalleled service to ALL clients in the Pontiac Illinois real estate market. Your complete satisfaction with our service and representation is our number one priority. Please feel free to explore our website, give us a call at (815) 842-1400 or visit us in downtown Pontiac at 321 W. Madison Street.

 

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