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starter home

A home that is smaller than the typical homes in an area, and thus less expensive and easier for first-time home buyers to acquire.

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It will be older, smaller homes that have not been expanded or remodeled,'' she said of the starter house today in this market.
As it is we've got a nice starter house and we are living comfortably.
Owners Vic Magnotti and Mary Porter bought the one-bedroom starter house as a fixer-upper.
The Best Starter House award went to Miller Homes for its two-bedroom Yare at its Beachcroft development at Hadston, near Druridge Bay, in Northumberland.
During the same period the average price of a starter house here has soared by 239% from pounds 18,194 in 1983 to pounds 61, 620 last year.
Liz Weiss-Hodson and Glenn Hodson say their family has outgrown the starter house.
The interesting thing is first-time buyers account for four out of ten transactions, so they're finding ways to do it -- either with a small starter house, a condo, or some kind of sharing arrangement.
The company has also said it envisages building around 30 low cost starter houses, 30 for "downsizing" families or retired people and 30 to 50 self-build plots, although it expects Northumberland County Council to determine the exact amount of affordable housing.
Build Center has supplied 20 safety helmets to Stockton-based Destiny Church, whose members are travelling to the village of Oradea in Romania at the end of the month to help construct starter houses for young married couples in the area.
She added: "The main reasons behind Bannerbrook Park's success are the great selection available - from smaller starter houses to large detached homes - placed in a good area for transport connections and at good-value prices.
The prices of traditional starter houses and flats have soared.