The Benefits of a Living in a Ranch
We’re sure you’ve heard the term, “ranch-style home” before. For those who don’t what this means, the term is used to describe a one-level single-family home that typically has a covered front porch and possibly a basement. This type of home is very common in the Knoxville area, and for good reason. There are many benefits to a ranch-style home. Here are a few that we thought were the most notable….
- No Stairs – The convenience of having your living area, kitchen, and bedrooms all on the same level is an important feature for many people. This is especially true for people who struggle with going up and down stairs every day such as those who are elderly or disabled.
- More Energy Efficient – One-level homes typically cost less to heat and cool than homes with 2 or more stories. Most single-story homes only require one HVAC unit. Larger homes with multiple stories need a separate unit for each floor. It’s also generally easier to moderate the temperature inside a one-level house as opposed to a home with 2 or more stories.
- Safer for Kids – We’ve all heard of or seen situations where kids get hurt playing on stairs. When you live in a one-level home, you don’t have to worry about this!
- Better for Resale – On average, ranch-style homes sell for a higher price per square foot and in a shorter amount of time in the Knoxville area. The same holds true with basement ranch homes. It’s clear that there is a huge demand for one-level living in our area. Buying a ranch-style home will give you an advantage when it comes time to sell it down the road.
If you’re curious about what ranch-style homes are for sale in the Knoxville area, view current listings on the market.