two-family house


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A house having quarters, with separate entrances, for two families; usually a two-story house with a separate apartment on each floor.

two-family house

A two-story house having two separate living quarters, with a separate entrance for each.
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John Davis tells anyone who will listen that managing real estate is "no joke." The 37-year-old research engineer for IBM owns a two-family house in Brooklyn, New York, and he cautions would-be landlords to educate themselves on the eviction process before renting out.
My wife and I signed a lease three months ago and moved into the upstairs apartment in a two-family house. Things are going OK, but today I came home earlier than usual and found the back door unlocked and my landlady standing in my kitchen.
Brick two-family house complete with two two-bedroom, 1-bath apartments, a full basement, shared driveway and two-car garage.
"Last year we made about $90,000 from this business,'' said Leslie, who rents out two rooms in her two-family house in Brooklyn through Airbnb.
Camille Kahn purchased a two-family house in Queens and purchased a homeowners policy from Tower Insurance in February, 2006.
The couple put down $2,000 to buy a two-family house, with plans to use the second unit to generate rental income.
One of my agents recently participated in a competitive bidding situation for a two-family house in Sunset Park; although he bid the (rather full) asking price, he was one of the lowest of the 14 offers which came in for the property.
LEOMINSTER -- A two-family house was left uninhabitable after a two-alarm fire on Colbert Street Wednesday afternoon.
When the bank was acquired by First Nationwide Bank, he reaped an $18,000 profit, Forte used his stock profits to put down payments on his own home and a two-family house he purchased as a real-estate investment.
Besides two old gas station buildings, the property at 715, 719, and 723 Main St., which was acquired by the town several years ago, consists of a historic two-family house, a former antiques store, and several acres of open space in the back.
* 1052 Bedford Avenue is a 2,450 s/f two-family house which sits on a 20 x 90 lot in Bedford-Stuyvesant asking $1.8 million.