A ranch style house can offer a range of benefits for a family home. Typically they are one story living; however some offer a lower level or finished basement for additional living space. Open and spacious ranchers are becoming more popular again as family needs grow. Having multiple generations under one roof, single floor living provides easier access for everyone. The benefits of a rancher go beyond the staircase, you will also see lower heating and cooling bills with single floor living, and less lawn maintenance since your home usually has a greater footprint on the lot than a colonial offering the same square footage. Ranchers are also great investments because they have good resale value and the demand for them is growing!