The 5 Most Common Home Styles On The Market Right Now | Home & Garden

– Total homes sold, January 2020 to May 2022: 464,125

– 2020 average sale price: $289,065 (#33 highest)

– 2022 average selling price: $351,712 (33rd highest)

Synonymous with the post-war “American Dream”, the Ranch style is characterized by its open layout, usually with an attached garage or carport. The ranch house forgoes multiple stories in favor of a sprawling single story, often under a gently sloping roof.

Despite the name, it does not necessarily imply a farm-like design. Instead, pioneering architect Joseph Eichler designed around 11,000 homes during the post-war boom with indoor-outdoor living spaces, open space plans, and plenty of windows designed to be durable and affordable. The houses were a success, and Eichler, who was also a racially integrated housing advocate in the 1950s, hoped his suburban housing communities would welcome everyone.

Modern suburbs were bolstered by the popularity of automobiles beginning in the 1920s, which allowed Americans to venture into areas outside of city centers. When Americans migrated to the suburbs after World War II, they built vast one-story houses to live in and designed their communities to accommodate more motor vehicles.

The suburbs have been a popular destination for Americans buying homes over the past two years – a report from the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland found that Americans have been leaving urban centers in droves. Ranch home sellers have taken advantage of this trend.

This story originally appeared on Realm and was produced and distributed in partnership with Stacker Studio.

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