Ranch style homes that dominated new construction during the 50's and 60's make up the bulk of entry level homes in today's real estate market. These one-story homes were often developed in suburban locations on quarter to half-acre lots. Today they offer an affordable entrance into the housing market.
From the exterior home maintenance is relatively easy, painting, window washing and gutter cleaning is typically much more convenient than it is with two-story homes. With one level living interior upgrades are also much simpler. Access from the basement or attic allows easy updates.
Operating cost can also be cheaper because you are not trying to cool rising hot air on a second level during the hot summer months. This is especially attractive to older adults as they contemplate retirement living on a fixed income. The lack of stairs to a second floor is also a plus for the aging population.
The median sales price this year is $275,000 for ranches in NORTH HAVEN. Less expensive homes can be found in EAST HAVEN where the median sales price so far in 2007 has bee $225,000. Branford, Guilford and Madison, The SHORELINE towns also have a variety of Ranches available in the $300-$400 thousand price range.
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