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Old 06-30-2018, 04:49 PM
 
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detached on one side only.
How do they decide who pays for gutter repairs?
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Old 06-30-2018, 06:01 PM
 
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I don't find Queens architecture particularly appealing-- or 1940s-1970s architecture appealing generally. So, no, I don't find the photo appealing. Semi-detached housing in principle seems more appealing than multifamily, though: no condo boards, more distance between neighbors, etc.
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Old 06-30-2018, 06:08 PM
 
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Nope. Rather live in an apartment building that has a super take care of things then my own house which is on top of people and like living in an apartment anyways. Plus those are UGLY
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Old 06-30-2018, 06:17 PM
 
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Nope. Rather live in an apartment building that has a super take care of things then my own house which is on top of people and like living in an apartment anyways. Plus those are UGLY
There are tons of ugly apartments/rowhomes, though
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Old 06-30-2018, 06:53 PM
 
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When a good portion of the block replaces the vinyl siding with wood shingle they be very nice. Potentially nicer than even a brownstone or brick block. But takes more disposable income to make it more curb appealing than it would for a brownstone or brick block. South Jamaica and South Ozone Park are far from getting that type of money anytime soon.
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Old 06-30-2018, 06:54 PM
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Nope. Rather live in an apartment building that has a super take care of things then my own house which is on top of people and like living in an apartment anyways. Plus those are UGLY
Same. They don't look all that nice.
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Old 06-30-2018, 07:41 PM
 
Location: Staten Island, NY
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How do they decide who pays for gutter repairs?
You pay for your side, they pay for theirs. Usually the gutters are not connected. Roofs sometimes are, stoops as well. Those are the two parts of the house where you better hope you get along with your neighbor or never have the need for repairs/replacement.
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Old 07-01-2018, 08:58 AM
 
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I tied to work the Google map to show down one of the openings of the close-together houses, I could not. Only the wider driveways were accessible (each Google click moved 2 homes.
So I cannot tell if the homes close together are actually "attached at the rear."
If not they are all detached homes. If there is any connection they are semi-detached, or in Pennsyvania parlance, "twin homes."


Personally, I consider homes like this to be fire traps.
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Old 07-01-2018, 09:03 AM
 
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Ugly homes

I’m partial to brick/brownstones though, just more timeless than vinyl also more historic details
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Old 07-02-2018, 09:57 AM
 
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You pay for your side, they pay for theirs. Usually the gutters are not connected. Roofs sometimes are, stoops as well. Those are the two parts of the house where you better hope you get along with your neighbor or never have the need for repairs/replacement.
This.

I grew up in a house like this and to be honest it still applies to the detached homes both to the side and behind. Things like fences, landscaping and retaining walls just to name some of the bigger ones.
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