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Unit 1 Vocabulary . Housing and Interior Design Mrs. Dollard. Climate. The recorded weather conditions of a region which are determined by temperature and meteorological changes over a period of years . Condominium. Individually owned housing units in a multi-unit development . Culture .

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Unit 1 vocabulary

Unit 1 Vocabulary

Housing and Interior Design

Mrs. Dollard


Climate
Climate

  • The recorded weather conditions of a region which are determined by temperature and meteorological changes over a period of years


Condominium
Condominium

  • Individually owned housing units in a multi-unit development


Culture
Culture

  • Everything about the way a group of people live


Duplex
Duplex

  • One building that contains two separate living units.


Earth sheltered
Earth Sheltered

  • Houses that rare partially covered with soil


Efficiency apartment
Efficiency Apartment

  • A unit with one main room, a small kitchen area, and a bathroom


Eviction
Eviction

  • A legal action that requires tenants to move out before the lease has expired


Exposure
Exposure

  • The position of a house in relation to the sun and the wind


Family life cycle
Family Life Cycle

  • Series of stages through which an average family passes


Interest rate
Interest Rate

  • A fixed quantity or charge fro borrowed money, generally a percentage of the amount borrowed


Lease
Lease

  • A legal document a person signs when agreeing to rent housing for a specified period of time


Lessee
Lessee

  • Someone who pays rent to use or occupy property owned by someone else


Lessor
Lessor

  • A person who owns a property and rents it to someone else


Lifestyle
Lifestyle

  • Everything about the way one person, a couple, or a family chooses to live


Manufactured home
Manufactured Home

  • A transportable structure, constructed in a factory, designed to be used as a single family dwelling


Modular home
Modular Home

  • A home made up of separate boxlike sections that are built in a factory and assembled at the site.


Restrictions
Restrictions

  • Part of the covenants or conditions intended to enhance the use of common property which is recorded into the title of each owner


Security deposit
Security Deposit

  • A fee paid by a renter to cover the cost of any future damage that may be caused to the unit


Sublet
Sublet

  • To move out of a rental unit before the lease is up and rent the unit to someone else while retaining legal responsibility for the lease


Technology
Technology

  • The application of scientific knowledge for practical purposes such as reaching goals, meeting needs, and solving problems


Tenants
Tenants

  • Those who pay rent to occupy property which is owned by someone else


Universal design
Universal Design

  • Designing interiors and home products to accommodate all people with a variety of requirements, needs, and abilities.


Utilities
Utilities

  • Services such as electric, power, gas, water, and telephone


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