Housing and Interior Design Unit 1 ( new 2010)

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Climate

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

Efficiency apartment

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

Eviction

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

Exposure

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

Family life cycle

series of stages through which an average family passes

Interest rate

a fixed quantity or charge for borrowed money, generally a percentage of the amount borrowed

Culture

everything about the way a group of people lives

Duplex

one building that contains two separate living units

Earth sheltered

houses that are partially covered with soil

Condominium

individually owned housing units in a multi-unit development

Lease

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

Lessee

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

Lessor

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

Lifestyle

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

Manufactured home

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

Modular home

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

Restrictions

part of the convenants or conditions intended to enhance the use of common property which is recorded into the title of each owner

Security deposit

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

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

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

Tenants

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

Universal design

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

Utilities

services such as electric power, gas, water, and telephone

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