duplex house is a double-unit apartment style building or
condominium, usually different from a house on the exterior.
Finding duplexes for sale are frequent in the N.E. United States
and urban areas throughout the United States. The word Duplex
can also refer to three- and four-unit buildings, sometimes
called, triplex and fourplex. The difference between an
apartment building and a duplex
is sometimes difficult, with apartment buildings tending to be
larger and duplexes are usually the size of a common house.
Unlike townhomes, in most areas of North America, when
purchasing a duplex the entire building is purchased as a single
piece of real estate, whereas a townhome is usually purchased by
a single unit that is attached to other unit(s) which are owned
by other homeowners. However, in some areas, it is possible for
units of a duplex to be owned by different owners.
In extremely populated areas like
City, a duplex apartment refers to a maisonette, a
single dwelling unit spread over two floors connected by an
indoor staircase. Similarly, a triplex apartment refers to an
apartment spread out over three floors. These property types can
be rather expensive and include the most expensive properties in
many highly populated metropolitan areas of the United States.
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