(Closed) different taste in homes

posted 6 years ago in Home
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Well, I think that it’s good that you at least agree on the location. I think that is actually the most important part! So that’s something..

Fiance and I are also looking at homes and I would say we definitely don’t have quite the same taste either. If we could have our dream home, our idea would probably be very similar..but what we’re willing to compromise on that is much different.

Maybe you could find a lot that you like in a neighborhood you like, and then you guys could build a new home on it (for him)?

 

Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

@xlittlemissbridex: “If we could have our dream home, our idea would probably be very similar..but what we’re willing to compromise on that is much different.”

This was the same as Darling Husband and I when we were searching.

OP – I suggest you each decide on your top 2-3 “must haves” (so you’d have 4-6 must haves in total).  Then start looking for homes that have all 4-6 of those items.  That way the home will have the things that are most important to both of you while the things that are being compromised on are more minor.

Post # 5
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

We had very different ideas of home. Mr. LK loves ranchers, which are SO not my style. I love center hall colonials. They make my heart sing. We both like contemporary/modern homes, but they are rare in the part of the county where we are looking. As a PP suggested, we each made a list of our “must haves” and made sure that a house at least met those basic criteria. Then we made a list of “like to haves” and started working from there. After looking at about 5 ranchers we came to the conclusion that a rancher would never make me happy. And since Mr. LK likes me being happy more than he likes ranchers, he agreed to nix them from the list. In the end we went with the location that Mr. LK loves, the lot that we both love, and the general house layout that I love. We didn’t care about finishes, as we knew that anything in our price range would need cosmetic updates. I firmly believe that if you look long enough, you will find a house that makes you both happy.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

We are definitely going to have some compromises when we start looking at houses in about 2-3 years.

Fiance would be completely happy with staying in the townhouse we own now; but we’re here primarily because taxes are $2k lower than a mile away in the school district we want our future children to attend. And, the backyard of our townhouse is a cliff…and I want a back yard our kids can play in and we can entertain in.

He’s all about the “anything you want”; but I want him to be happy too…so it may be a long process, but we’ll find something that we both love and not have to just settle for; but there will still be some compromises. 

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Maybe you can look at a moderately new sub (1998-2002) where the trees have had time to grow, but the homes are still relatively new..?

Post # 9
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Why not just plant some trees in the yard of the bigger house and call it a day?

I’ve lived in brand new, and i’ve lived in history-filled. Guess which one provided expensive surprise after surprise, was governed by historical preservation boards dictating how you do renovations, and was caused us to finally say “forget it!!”?

Yeah, the older historical home in the established neighborhood.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@Jeannie7:  Yaaayyyy!!!! Welcome to the new/first time home owner club 🙂

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