from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, or intended for use by several families: a multifamily house.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Intended for more than one family. Particularly applied to residences.
- n. A residence intended for more than one family.
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That's bad news, but there was a surge in what we call multifamily units, that's apartment buildings, and that overcame that, which gave us an increase of the 9.1 percent.
I lived in multifamily midrises for half my childhood.
The bank, which focuses on lending on rent-regulated apartment buildings, is on pace to exceed its 2009 total of $2.6 billion in multifamily and commercial real estate loan originations, Mr. Carpenter said.
Brendan, my point is that if environmental issues are important, one can adopt policies that encourage people to buy units in multifamily buildings in dense-population areas.
Pool the Scott money with other superwealthy families who used to own a company and start what is known as a multifamily office, a boutique investment house, one of many now dotted around West London.
She spent more than a year updating a 300-page portion of the city code called the "multifamily code," which spells out what developers can build in urban neighborhoods.
Even after a 50 percent rise in so-called "multifamily" housing starts this year, "We expect a similar pace of growth next year," said Bank of America-Merrill Lynch senior economist Michelle Meyer in a research note.
Apartments also are called multifamily housing and multi-housing.
He noted that 52 meth labs were found in structures that are classified as multifamily dwellings, which include apartment complexes, hotels and motels.
And so the gentrified precincts of our brightest and biggest cities are full of recent college grads packed tenement-tight in "multifamily" buildings that include hardly any families at all.
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