I found some old starter homes that I had made ages ago and never uploaded them or shared pictures from them. They're based on the apartment lots here:
They're not perfect and that's the point. I wanted something that my simmies needed to get a loan for and be able to upgrade along the way. These homes are for couples and families just starting out with minimal funding.
They're 1x2 lots, and completely unfurnished for the most part. This is how they look in my new terrain so far,
I'm highlighting the grey one, I call Three Shades of Grey :b It's a three bedroom, 2.5 bath and partially furnished which is a bonus since some of the starter homes are not furnished (I think the previous owners wanted to take their bathtubs with them :) )
The first floor has a half bath, kitchen, large living area and cute foyer with brick accent wall.
Second level, three bedrooms, one hall bath, and master suite with ensuite bath
1x3 version: Three Shades of Grey-http://www.mediafire.com/?ego9ia9v1cuge3r
Use clean installer, for the most part-maxis items, with some CC build items and recolors