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Accommodation Vocabulary

(all the) mod cons: technology at home that makes jobs easier such as a washing machine, dishwasher etc.

apartment block: a large building made up of smaller units of apartments

back garden: a garden at the rear of the house

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

to do up a property: to repair an old building

dream home: a home you regard as perfect

first-time buyer: someone buying a property for the first time, especially when taking out a loan (mortgage)

fully-furnished: a rented property with all furniture included

to get on the property ladder: to buy a property with the aim of buying another bigger or more expensive one later in life

hall of residence: a college or university building where students live

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

house-hunting: looking for a property to live in

house-warming party: a party to celebrate moving into a new home

ideal home: a perfect home

to live on campus: to live on the university or college grounds

mobile home: a home that can be moved by a vehicle or one that has its own engine
to move into: to begin to live in a property

to own your own home: to have bought the property you live in

to pay rent in advance: weekly or monthly rent paid at the beginning of the week or month

permanent address: a fixed address

property market: the buying and selling of land or buildings

to put down a deposit: to pay an amount of money as the first in a series of future payments

rented accommodation: property owned by someone else and for which a person pays a fixed amount to live in

single room: a room for one person

spacious room: a large room

student digs: student accommodation

the suburbs: a residential area on the edge of towns or cities

to take out a mortgage: to borrow a large amount of money, paid back over several years, in order to buy a house

terraced house: a house connected on both sides by other properties

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