Barbara Todaro, Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team (RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired )

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Steve Penner
Royal LePage / Moneyledgers Software - Winnipeg, MB
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seems clear enough... so what do you call a Raised Ranch with 3 levels?... and nice tan by the way :)

Dec 09, 2017 02:06 PM
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Dave Halpern
Keller Williams Realty Louisville East (502) 664-7827 - Louisville, KY
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Lots of confusion around that.

Apparently, a raised ranch is a house that you have to go up a bunch of exterior front stairs and you enter the second floor. To get to the lower level, which may be partially below grade, you go down a full staircase just like in a regular ranch.

A split entry style home sometimes called a bi-level, has a bunch of exterior front stairs and has a small entry foyer with an immediate set of stairs to go half a story up to the living room/kitchen/bedroom area, or go half a story down to the lower level which is typically partially below grade.

Either way, you're going up and down stairs a lot. You save money because you don't have to join a gym or buy a stairmaster.

Dec 09, 2017 01:01 PM
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Michael Jacobs
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The explanation may be regional...we don't have those terms in my areas.  Raised foundation or slab are the common descriptions.  

Dec 09, 2017 03:29 PM
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Tyra Hatcher Mitchell
Alliance Realty - Portland, ME
Southern Maine Realtor

People use them interchangeably.  I like your visual though, that's how I think of them

Dec 09, 2017 01:58 PM
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Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
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It's about 5 steps up or 5 steps down give or take a few.

Dec 09, 2017 01:01 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
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Unless you're on the lake, we don't have a lot of raised ranches here in Charlotte proper - and the split entries either but, we do have split levels (aka tri-levels).

Dec 09, 2017 02:59 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

This is good information to share with prospective home buyers.

 

Dec 09, 2017 01:56 PM
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Joseph Domino 480-390-6011
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You learn something new every day.

Dec 09, 2017 01:38 PM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
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I don't really know... in my market we do not have what you referred to as a raised ranch. And our split entry are probably what we call split foyer.

Dec 09, 2017 01:06 PM
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
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We don't have these styles of homes in Austin but I remember growing up we did..nice explanation because they are different.

Dec 09, 2017 03:31 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
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Interesting question. In Oklahoma a ranch style is considered a single story home. We live in one on a 100 foot wide lot. The typical construction had load bearing walls all on the outside ones.

Dec 09, 2017 03:16 PM
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Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
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 I think we call that a tri-level house.

Dec 09, 2017 04:56 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Barbara,

Not ones we normally see in our area of California.  We owned a ranch house in Los Angeles with a raised foundation for easy access to plumbing, etc.  A

Dec 09, 2017 04:33 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
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Merry Christmass Barbara Todaro who knows the answer. I agree with her

Dec 09, 2017 01:02 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
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The one on the left would be a MUCH harder sell out here.  We also don't have basements, so the one on the right would enter on the main floor.  Beyond that, couldn't tell you the difference.

Dec 10, 2017 09:54 AM
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
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Thank you Barbara!

Dec 10, 2017 09:20 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
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Dec 10, 2017 07:01 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
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Barbara Todaro In my area they are called a Split Foyer. I haven't seen the term Raised Ranch used here.

Dec 10, 2017 06:32 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Thanks for the clarification. More familiar with the split entry!

Dec 10, 2017 06:11 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
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Not a lot of these down here in FL.

Dec 10, 2017 05:24 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
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Placement of the stairs - RR you have to decide what you're gonna do right away, either up or down.  Splits here have a larger foyer where only the famrm is 6 stairs down.

In our area the #1 picture is called a raised ranch, I don't even know what the hell #2 is. 

Dec 10, 2017 05:22 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
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Interesting

Dec 10, 2017 05:14 AM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
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In my area, a ranch home wouldn't be more than one story or level. But veddy eeenteresting! 😉

Dec 10, 2017 04:40 AM
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Dennis Swartz
Full Circle Property Management - Columbus, OH
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raised ranch has 2 levels and almost no storage!

Dec 10, 2017 04:08 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
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Thank you.

Dec 10, 2017 03:37 AM
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Bob Crane
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Thanks for the lesson.

 

Dec 09, 2017 10:47 PM
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
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Erie area has both styles, but I prefer typical ranch with a full basement or two-story with basement.

Dec 09, 2017 09:00 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
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Split entry homes are the biggest seller in my area.  Cost is one of the reasons.

Dec 09, 2017 08:42 PM
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I sorta remember that from my days back in New England. Those styles are very rare in my area.

Dec 09, 2017 08:34 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
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We call the raised ranch a reverse basement and the split foyer style has the front door entering a foyer area between the two floors.

Dec 09, 2017 08:32 PM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
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Raisin bread and ranch dressing?  Sorry ... it's been a long day. Up at 4am and it is now approaching 9pm.  Another one tomorrow. I get loopy. 

Dec 09, 2017 08:27 PM
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Sybil Campbell
Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia - Williamsburg, VA
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I once lived in a split entry home.  The first floor was a daylight basement with rather short windows that were at ground level.  The lot had a very gradual slope toward the rear yard.

Dec 09, 2017 06:25 PM
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Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

I see both in Wisconsin ... everyone has a preference!


Dec 09, 2017 05:29 PM
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Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
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Thank you for the explanation, we mostly have one story homes and the two or three story ones are called just that!

Dec 09, 2017 05:23 PM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
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In my experience, the raised ranch is typically the one on the left...

Dec 09, 2017 04:43 PM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

We do seem to have alot of split entries and a fair share of raised ranches here in NH too Barbara Todaro 

Dec 09, 2017 03:52 PM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
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Good job of pointing this out teach!

Dec 12, 2017 11:24 AM
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Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
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I hate split entry. I don''t like walking in the door and being faced with a decision!

Dec 11, 2017 04:59 AM
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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
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We have a lot of both of those here.  I'm really not crazy about those.  First, the entry is usually cold - both physically and emotionally (it's just not welcoming).  Second, many of those homes have asbestos on bottom floor level.

We grew up in a split level...but the entry is different...you walk into main level (which has hardwood and kitchen, so warm/inviting.  then you can go up 1/2 level to bedrooms and down 1/2 to den (and then basement below).  I see a lot of this type in my area as well.

Dec 10, 2017 06:21 PM