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Types of Homes in Phoenix and Scottsdale


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Single Family Residences - What is a Single Family Residence?
What is a single family home?

1970s single family residence in McCormick Ranch in Scottsdale, Arizona.

©2006 John L. Wake, used with permission

A single family residence, or single family home, is the easiest to define in Arizona. Single family residences are detached homes, usually with both a front and back yard, driveway, and attached carport or garage.

Single Family Residence - Pros

  • A single family residence offers greater privacy, no common walls, less intruding noise from neighbors
  • Usually includes a yard which may include enough space for a lawn, swimming pool, RV parking, horse stables or other amenities
  • May be able to be expanded
  • Garages are common in newer single family residences
  • May have a homeowners’ association and CC&Rs

Single Family Residence - Cons

  • A more expensive home type
  • All maintenance on a single family residence is homeowner’s responsibility
  • May have a homeowners’ association and CC&Rs

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