# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Independent Living Task 1256907885

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Compare housing options.


Comparison should include
  • identifying the basic strategies of comparison shopping
  • identifying factors to consider when comparing places to live
  • validating and using sources of information about housing
  • listing advantages and disadvantages of renting and purchasing housing.

Process/Skill Questions

  • Which factors are most important to you when comparing places to live? Why?
  • Why is comparison shopping a necessary strategy when looking for housing or furnishings?
  • What are the consequences of buying, renting, or furnishing a house or apartment without research or comparison shopping?
  • What are the options for home-buying or renting?
  • What communication strategies do agents and landlords use to make their offerings attractive to buyers or renters?
  • What skills do you use when you are comparing living spaces?
  • What are the most important features you seek in a home?
  • What criteria should be used to evaluate housing and furnishings during the home-buying process?
  • What leadership skills can help you negotiate an agreement that satisfies both buyer and seller or landlord and tenant?
  • What steps should you take to compare housing options?
  • What is the difference between a buyer’s market and a seller’s market? What shopping strategies should you use if housing is plentiful and the cost is relatively low?
  • What strategies should you use if housing is scarce and the cost is rising? Why?
  • How do consumers know how much they can afford for housing?

Other Related Standards

FCCLA National Programs

Financial Fitness: Earning


Financial Fitness: Protecting


Financial Fitness: Saving


Financial Fitness: Spending


Power of One: A Better You


Power of One: Family Ties


FCCLA: STAR Events (2019)

Event Management


National Programs in Action


Professional Presentation


National Standards for Family and Consumer Sciences Education


Apply consumer skills to decisions about housing, utilities, and furnishings.


Evaluate the use of elements and principles of design in housing and commercial and residential interiors.


Analyze the effects that the principles and elements of design have on aesthetics and function.


Analyze the psychological impact that the principles and elements of design have on the individual.


Assess client's community, family, and financial resources needed to achieve housing and interior design goals.