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Rancher Home Design Benefits

Rancher Bungalows offer the best home design layout for the mobility challenged with all living space located on the main ground floor level. This is of great benefit to those buyers looking for a home easier to live in should they use a walker, motorized cart, wheelchair or simply have difficulty navigating stairs.


 About Rancher Bungalow Homes

The Rancher Bungalow is a North American home style/type, but it has its roots in India. In the province of Bengal, single-family homes were called bangla or bangala. British colonists adapted these one-story thatch-roofed huts to use as summer homes. The space-efficient floor plan of bungalow homes may have also been inspired by army tents and rural English cottages. The idea was to cluster the kitchen, dining area, bedrooms, and bathroom around a central living area.

The first American home to be called a Bungalow was designed in 1879 by William Gibbons Preston. Built at Monument Beach on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, the two-story home had the informal air of resort architecture. However, this home was much larger and more elaborate than the homes we think of when we use the term Bungalow.


Two California architects, Charles Sumner Greene and Henry Mather Greene, are often credited with inspiring America to build Bungalows. Their most famous project was the huge Craftsman style Gamble home (1909) in Pasadena, California. However, the Green brothers also published more modest Bungalow home plans in many magazines and home plan books.

In keeping with recent advice from the British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) and the Real Estate Council of British Columbia (RECBC), all open houses have been temporarily disabled on the website. And a  REALTOR®'s ability to market physical open houses on REALTOR.ca has been removed, but virtual ones remain available.

To date, the Real Estate Boards have encouraged their members to follow government recommendations on limiting social interactions associated with COVID-19.

These Real Estate Boards have made this explicit recommendation today with the support of their Real Estate Brokerages and after an assessment of the latest information and commentary from public health and other government authorities.

Earlier this week, these Real Estate Boards also removed the rule requiring that properties listed on MLS® be made available for showings.

“Realtors want to do their part to help prevent the spread of illness in our communities and to meet the housing needs of residents in a responsible way,” Ashley Smith, the REBGV president said. “We’ve heard from some in the community who are unhappy that their Realtors are not holding Open Houses. To those people, we ask for your understanding given the public health crisis we all face today.”

Anyone looking to buy or sell a home in today’s environment is encouraged to discuss COVID-19 preparedness with their REALTOR®.

For example, if you recently travelled abroad or are unwell, do not view a property and stay home.

If you’re a seller, talk with your REALTOR® about alternative approaches to open houses, such as virtual showings and other technology-based solutions.

If you’re a buyer, limit the number of people viewing a property, sanitize your hands before and after a showing, perhaps wear gloves, and avoid touching doorknobs and other surfaces in the property.

For more information about how to operate in today’s housing market, contact your local REALTOR® or visit the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver, the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board, or the Chilliwack & District Real Estate Board.

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