1. (all the) mod cons
Meaning : technology at home that makes jobs easier such as washing machine, dishwasher etc.
The property has many interesting features and all mod cons.
2. apartment block
Meaning: a large building made up of smaller units of apartments
I enjoyed a number of breath taking views during the last trip to Goa.
3. back garden
Meaning: a garden at the rear of the house
They set off fireworks in their back garden.
4. detached house
Meaning: a house that is not physically connected to another property
I can’t afford to live in a detached house.
5. to do up a property
Meaning: to repair an old building
He makes money by buying old houses and doing them up.
6. dream home
Meaning: a home you regard as perefct
They found their dream home on the shore of a lake.
7. first-time buyer
Meaning: someone buying a property for the first time, especially when taking out a loan (Mortage)
Meaning: a rented property with all furniture included
The house is fully furnished, including washer and dryer.
9. to get on the property ladder
Meaning: to buy a property with the aim of buying another bigger or more expensive one later in life
I wanted to get my foot on the property ladder.
10. hall of residence
Meaning: a college or university building where students live
New students may be accommodated in halls of residence.
11. home comforts
Meaning: things that make a home feel comfortable to live in
She desperately missed her home comforts while camping.
Meaning: looking for a property to live in
A few months before you start house hunting, get copies of your credit report.
13. house-warming party
Meaning: a party to celebrate moving into a new home
On moving in he threw a huge house-warming party.
14. ideal home
Meaning: a perfect home
Ideal Home is offering you a helping hand.
15. to live on campus
Meaning: to live on the university or college grounds
They are demanded to live on campus.
16. mobile home
Meaning: a home that can be moved by a vehicle or one that has its own engine
In the summer her mobile home heats up like an oven.
17. to move into
Meaning: to begin to live in a property
You may move into the house on completion.
18. to own your own home
Meaning: to have brought the property you live in
Do you own your home or are you renting?
19. to pay rent in adavance
Meaning: weekly or monthly rent paid at the beginning of the week or month
Halls normally charge a term’s rent in advance.
20. permanent address
Meaning: a fixed address
Please write downbound your permanent address.
21. property market
Meaning: the buying and selling of land or buildings
The property market remains largely inactive.
22. to put down a deposit
Meaning: to pay an amount of money as the first in a series of future payments
We put down a deposit on a house last week.
23. rented accommodation
Meaning: property owned by someone else and for which a person pays a fixed amount to live in
The cost of rented accommodation keeps going up.
24. single room
Meaning: a room for one person
You have to pay extra for a single room.
25. spacious room
Meaning: a large room
I see a spacious room in a domed building.
26. student digs
Meaning: student accommodation