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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

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