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This Is A Bilevel

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Digger88

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lower level is below grade so its not a colonial with no basement. what do you call it? in the patio/porch thread even saw someone say a bilevel is a split entry/split foyer design! which is it? when i was in appraiser school this is a bilevel pictured below.


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Artemis Fowl

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1sty bst with reverse walkout.
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Digger88

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Bi-level or raised-ranch.

why would you call it a raised ranch when you enter in the basement? when i search my MLS for bilevles this is what i see, not raised ranches. this is a raised ranch in my MLS.
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Don Clark

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lower level is below grade so its not a colonial with no basement. what do you call it? in the patio/porch thread even saw someone say a bilevel is a split entry/split foyer design! which is it? when i was in appraiser school this is a bilevel pictured below.


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I suggest you get a copy of "Houses", a book by Henry Harrison. Also, there are other text such as basic appraisal course text that will show the difference. Fundamental of Real Estate Appraisal, any edition has graphics that will show you what it is.
 

Don Clark

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leelansford

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I suggest you get a copy of "Houses", a book by Henry Harrison. Also, there are other text such as basic appraisal course text that will show the difference. Fundamental of Real Estate Appraisal, any edition has graphics that will show you what it is.

Thank you...appreciate your advice. I'll tell the appraisers here in the suburbs of Chicago what they've had it wrong all these years.
 

Obsolescent

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Here in suburban Chicago-land, I feel safe in identifying the house as a raised-ranch.

That's the first thing I thought of when I saw it. A raised ranch. That's what its called in Chicago-land. Here in Minnesota it might be called a split entry/bi-level. Use your local vernacular.
 
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