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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Melissa Bark…, Agent, Washington, DC
Sat Jan 29, 2011
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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Your answer is confusing given the question. The poster is asking if there is a difference between "detached single family" and just "single family". It sounds like the answer would be "no" - in other words, by definition "single family" means detached. Or is there another kind of detached besides single family?
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Alan Wells, Agent, Lebanon, PA
Sat Jan 29, 2011
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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Phil Rotondo, Agent, Melbourne, FL
Sat Jan 29, 2011
Is it possible that "detached" is referring to the garage? Single family residential homes have either attached or detached garages.
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