Which home would you pick?

posted 2 years ago in Home
  • poll: Which home?
    Home A : (2 votes)
    6 %
    Home B : (30 votes)
    94 %
  • Post # 2
    Member
    1021 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2010

    Is there potential to add a 2nd bathroom upstairs in house 2 down the road? If so, I would go with that house. $200/month extra towards a mortgage is HUGE when you look at payoff time. A basement is a big must on many people’s lists (extra space for kids to play, storage, place to go when there’s bad weather depending on where you live…etc). 40 square feet is pretty negligable in my book. Square footage is not as important as layout and flow.

    Post # 4
    Member
    2661 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

     

    Laurenplusalex:  Based on what you have posted, I would take home B, assuming it is in a nice area that holds its value.

    Post # 5
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    6505 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I would rather pay towards my mortgage than a HOA. Also, I grew up on a home with only one full bathroom upstairs and the other downstairs and it was never am issue. As long as the bathroom downstairs is fully functional (and not creepy lol) I would go with house B. 

    Post # 7
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    2661 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

     

    Laurenplusalex:  I would still go with home B, especially if you plan to live there after having kids.  You never regret having more space!  Also, paying down the mortgage faster will even out the potential extra equity you might build in home A through appreciation, I would think.  Yup, I am sold on B.

    Post # 9
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    13005 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    The idea of money going down the drain toward HOA kills any house for me.  That’d be the only reason I need to pick B instead.

    Post # 10
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    1287 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    Laurenplusalex:  Home  B.  One, because I would rather put my hard earned money toward my mortgage (equity) rather than an association, which could very well end up being a pain in your rear (as I have experienced before, as far as rules go, etc).  Two, the basement is HUGE, and will allow for a lot of extra space down the road if need be.  We just refinished half of our basement, and it makes a world of difference for hosting, for our own peace of mind, etc.  Lastly, it sounds as if the set-up would be like my current home, full bath up, and another full bath down.  I get ready in the upstairs bathroom, and use the toilet, but both my hubby and I shower 100% of the time downstairs in that bathroom!  Honestly, I think it is easier because our laundry is down there, so we decloth, grab a towel from a pantry I made, and shower!  My point, you really will not mind – I believe – having a second full bath down there 🙂

    Post # 13
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    2704 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 2015

    Based on everything I have read, home B sounds like the best option. I vote home B!

    Post # 14
    Member
    437 posts
    Helper bee

    House B I think… If you’re looking at long term and making it your own!  

    Post # 15
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    10490 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2011

    Is there a big difference in what the HOA fees go towards?  For example, in my neighbourhood, go a few blocks in one direction and there are no or maybe really low HOA fees for the walking trails, but they don’t get lake access.  It’s one of the major perks of living here, so I think it’s worth it.

    Normally, I would prefer new, but if you’re paying extra HOA fees and not getting the perks to go with them, I would go with B.

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