When it comes to real estate, be it New York or Miami real estate, you're going to come across many styles of homes on the market. This is something very important to remember if you're currently looking to purchase a piece of St. Paul or Toronto real estate. It's important because no matter what your tastes or the style of home you'd like to one day call home and live in you'll be able to find something that suits your home wants and needs.

From Cape Dutch style homes to cod style homes to French Colonial style homes to Prairie style homes to American bungalow style homes to split-level ranch style homes you're going to be able to find a Miami or Edmonton property that meets your sense of home style. Those are just a few examples of architectural home styles that have been popular at one point or another in time.

You may have heard of each of the home styles we mentioned earlier or you may have heard of only a few of them or you might not be familiar with any of them at all. Whatever your knowledge of real estate and architecture is will determine how familiar homes will look to you from the outside when browsing North Vancouver or Ontario listings for example. Another category of home styles we didn't mention earlier that you may or may not know all too well is the post war home.

Post war homes got their name for a pretty obvious reason as they were homes built specifically for soldiers returning from World War II that were in need of homes. Most post war homes were built with a minimalist style that placed an emphasis on functionality. While today's home buyer is interested in lots of bells and whistles, from ceramic floors and granite countertops to high end kitchen appliances and a beautiful backyard oasis (including an inground pool), for the most part a post war home was characterized with only standard features. It was more important that the post war home be easy to build, comfortable, and affordable.

The inside of pretty much any post war home was the same: kitchen, living room, master bedroom, two smaller bedrooms (one of which could be used as a dining room instead), ground floor bathroom and a full basement; the basics any home needed and nothing more. The post war home only needed to have the basics and war veterans were happy with a home that provided the bare necessities of living, as they were accustomed to that during their time away on duty.

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