starter home


starter home
   a small house
   Not you remember, you remember, the house where you were born (with apologies to Thomas Hood) but the first you may be induced to buy. Less often as starter house or starter:
    They were often what realtors liked to term 'starter houses', which means that they could be afforded by couples just starting out and not being bankrolled by a parent. (Katzenbach, 1995)
    Biff had a real estate business and sold darling little starters to newly-weds. (Grisham, 1999)

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  • starter home — ˈstarter ˌhome noun [countable] PROPERTY a small house or apartment bought by people who are buying their first home: • Much of the demand for new housing is now concentrated in starter homes for single people or married couples. * * * starter… …   Financial and business terms

  • starter home — starter homes N COUNT A starter home is a small, new house or flat which is cheap enough for people who are buying their first home to afford …   English dictionary

  • starter home — n a small house or apartment bought by people who are buying their first home …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • starter home — starter ,home noun count a small house that someone buys as their first home …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • starter home — noun A small house or flat built, or considered by the seller, to suit and be affordable by a first time buyer, esp a young couple • • • Main Entry: ↑start …   Useful english dictionary

  • Starter home — A starter home or starter house is a house that is usually the first which a person or family can afford to purchase, often using a combination of savings and mortgage financing. The term is common in the real estate industry to describe small… …   Wikipedia

  • starter home — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms starter home : singular starter home plural starter homes a small house that someone buys as their first home …   English dictionary

  • starter home — noun a small house or flat designed for people buying their first home …   English new terms dictionary

  • starter home — noun (C) BrE a small house or apartment bought by people who are buying their first home …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Starter marriage — A starter marriage is a first marriage that lasts five years or less and ends before the couple has children. [ The Starter Marriage and the Future of Matrimony, Pamela Paul, Villard Books 2002, p.4] The term, a play on the expression starter… …   Wikipedia


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