||[Apr. 16th, 2011|11:07 am]
The Question Club
TQC, I need home advice in which home you would choose. Both homes are wth within the same two blocks, in a wonderfully quiet/family-friendly/safe neighborhood. |
Both homes are 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and 2 car garage.
| ||Home #1||Home #2|
|Price|| ||$12,000 less asking price than #1|
|Square Feet||1600 sq ft||1300 sq ft|
|Backyard||Beautiful, flat, spacious backyard, but would be $$$ to fence||Sloped, fenced, but with powerline running through the backyard|
|Kitchen||White, brand new appliances but no fridge, also has eat-in kitchen area||White, conveniently overlooks the living room|
|Dining||Because it has room in kitchen for a big dining table, you an use the dining room as an office/playroom||Smaller dining room, the only eating space in the home|
|Bedrooms||Bigger master with 2 giant closets||Master bedroom not as big, but 2nd and 3rd bedrooms are similar size|
|Bathroom||Spacious master bathroom with double sinks, garden tub and separate shower, then a 2nd typical bathroom||Both bathrooms are typical shower/tub combo|
|Curb Appeal||Landscaped but with overpowering shrubbery so you can't fully appreciate the home||Adorable outside and easy maintenance landscaping|
|Location||Cul-de-sac where front porch overlooks a pond/fountain behind the home across the street||On the "T" of a street where right across the street is perpendicular street, but both streets of the T lead to cul-de-sacs|
I can see home #2 being more of a "starter home" because it's only about 200 more square feet than our apartment, but I really would like to get settled in a house that we end up having our babies in and staying for a long time. Both homes are about $20,000 less than what we originally thought we were going to have to spend on a home in this area so I feel like both are good deals.
What would you pick?