Perfect house or Perfect location??

posted 1 year ago in Home
  • poll: Which is more important?
    Perfect house. : (30 votes)
    19 %
    Perfect location. : (129 votes)
    81 %
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    5777 posts
    Bee Keeper

    Perfect house, because that’s where you’ll be living, sleeping, eating, entertaining guests…  Location can be wonderful or awful but you are not living on the streets, so you don’t “see” it often as much as your house.

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    1081 posts
    Bumble bee

    We went with perfect house. We had a location in mind that we both absolutely loved but the house that we wanted was around 200k cheaper in a different area. After a lot of sleepless nights, we decided to compromise on the area and get a perfect house that didn’t need anything.

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    135 posts
    Blushing bee

    Perfect location. You can always remodel, add-on, but you can’t change your location.

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    2555 posts
    Sugar bee

    I can work on the house, but I can’t change where it is :)

     

    This might come down to different poster’s DIY comfort levels. :D

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    3237 posts
    Sugar bee

    Perfect location, i’m always thinking about my future family. Will be kids be safe playing outside? Is there a lot of traffic? Like others said, I can always remodel.

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    4974 posts
    Honey bee

    Location. You can change a house, you can’t change where it is. 

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    2544 posts
    Sugar bee

    Location.  You can change the house.  You don’t always have the option of chnaging school districts, neighboors, and the general vibe of the neighborhood.  

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    433 posts
    Helper bee

    You can always fix the house up to be the ‘perfect house.’ You can never make your location any better (unless you move)!

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    1686 posts
    Bumble bee

    Location, always. Especially if you have to consider a commute.

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    242 posts
    Helper bee

    I will say location but still kind of confused about perfect house. My first house we are currently living is not in a perfect location either but not a perfect house also. I have high expectations So i want a better house in a better location..Hows that? so I am excited to go house hunting after new year..That will be my dream home for the 2nd time until i get bored of it..

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    873 posts
    Busy bee

    I think it depends on what you mean by compromising on location.  I say perfect house, because we plan to move a bit further away from work to get the size house we want.  I don’t mind having a longer commute as I know this house will be big enough to raise a growing family in, has great schools, and has a much more neighborhood feel than areas near my office.  However, if I had to sacrifice safety of my children, school districts, or their happiness in any way to get the perfect house I would then say location is more important.

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    6729 posts
    Bee Keeper

    Location, for sure, for the reasons laid out by PPs. 

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