Apartamento (apartment) – a summer apartment within urbanisation
Adosado – a terraced house
Duplex – a two-storey apartment
Ático – an attic apartment
Villa – a separate villa in a villa district on land of 500 m2 and upwards
Finca – a rural farmstead/manor located further away from cities and larger urbanisation. This means that the access road to the property can often be in poorer condition. The property includes a terrace and often an Andalusian patio. It is surrounded by orchards with orange trees, olive trees, and other Mediterranean wood species. A garage and pool are often added to the original property.
Urbanización (urbanisation) – residential area with terraced houses, apartments, or separate villas with smaller areas of private land. Urbanisations usually include a common garden, pool, parking area or garage, and possibly common social and sporting facilities. A gardener (jardinero) or caretaker (conserje) looks after the maintenance of the urbanisation and an administrator (administrador) takes care of administration. The total expense associated with the maintenance of common property (garden, pool, private roads, lighting, etc.) is divided among the owners of the property in the given urbanisation, with the percentage (coefficient) specified in a notarial record of ownership (escritura).