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Victory, Renter in New York, NY

what do they mean when listing say triplex with back yard almost like having your own townhouse?

Asked by Victory, New York, NY Fri May 14, 2010

they also say it has a penthouse and backyard.....dont understand how it can be upstairs and downstairs and not be the entire townhouse????

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Scotty Elyanow’s answer
The triplex is three floors but it can be just levels of say a 5 floor townhouse, hence feeling like its your entire townhouse but there are still other floors occupied by different owners.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Oct 10, 2011
Hi Victory,

Without knowing the house in question, I'm going to agree Lauren and assume this building has multiple units and the owner of the house or this triplex most likely kept the yard for themselves with a possible seperate entrance or just designated the space for personal use.

Have you had the chance to check since your post?
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri May 21, 2010
Typically, what a triplex means is that there are three different livable units in one dwelling. It is possible for it to have multiple stories and have a its own fenced off backyard. The best thing I would suggest is to have a Realtor show you the home. That would be the most efficient way to find out what it means! You never know you could be pleasantly surprised.

Good Luck !
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