Ottawa Property Types

It can be difficult to know what you’re looking for (or at) when searching the mls. Below is a list of realtor lingo used in Ottawa that can help limit your search based on property types.

Detached:

A single dwelling unit standing alone, separately titled.

Row Unit:

One dwelling unit of a group of three or more attached, self-contained dwelling units of similar design and size, each unit separately titled.

Semi-Detached:

One of a pair of self-contained dwelling units, often of mirror image design, attached by a common wall but detached from other buildings; separately titled from one another.

Apartment:

One unit of a complex of self-contained units lying within a low, mid or high rise building, offering common areas such as hallways, parking lots, stairwells, etc.

Stacked:

One unit in a complex containing individual residences stacked on top of each other like apartments, but all contained in a single structure resembling traditional row houses. Units are often multi-level. Each unit has a separate entrance and is separately titled.