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.
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4. detached house

Meaning: a house that is not physically connected to another property


I can’t afford to live in a detached house.
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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.
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7. first-time buyer

Meaning: someone buying a property for the first time, especially when taking out a loan (Mortage)


The only cloud on the immediate horizon is raising a mortgage – especially if you are a first time buyer.
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8. fully-furnished

Meaning: a rented property with all furniture included

The house is fully furnished, including washer and dryer.
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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.
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11. home comforts

Meaning: things that make a home feel comfortable to live in

She desperately missed her home comforts while camping.
12. house-hunting

Meaning: looking for a property to live in 

A few months before you start house hunting, get copies of your credit report.
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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.
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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.
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17. to move into

Meaning: to begin to live in a property

You may move into the house on completion.
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18. to own your own home

Meaning: to have brought the property you live in

Do you own your home or are you renting?
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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.
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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.
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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.
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24. single room

Meaning: a room for one person


You have to pay extra for a single room.
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25. spacious room

Meaning: a large room

I see a spacious room in a domed building.
26. student digs

Meaning: student accommodation

I spent three years in student digs.

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