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Molly Lim, Other/Just Looking in Outside U.S.

Is there any difference between 'detached' single family home and single family home? I am a foreigner looking for home.

Asked by Molly Lim, Outside U.S. Sat Jan 29, 2011

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Yes there is a difference, detached literally means detached (no other home connected) as compared to a townhouse which might have homes sharing a common wall on one or both sides. There is also semi-detached where you have two homes that share one common wall.

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Single familes homes are homes that are not attached to any other home. A semi-detached home is one that shares at least part but not all of a common wall. An attached home shares a complete common wall. It can get confusing.
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Molly;
Is it possible that "detached" is referring to the garage? Single family residential homes have either attached or detached garages.
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