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Old 06-16-2011, 03:53 PM
 
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I am now looking at houses and I see one with all 5 bedrooms upstairs.
I don't mind, but i'm worrying about the re-sale value. Maybe all the bedrooms upstairs is a disadvantage?
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Old 06-16-2011, 04:05 PM
 
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I think people with small kids and infants like everyone on one floor. Older folks with older kids or empty nests, like master down.

If your price point is a start home, all up seems fine to me.
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Old 06-16-2011, 04:06 PM
 
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That said, I live in a one story ranch.
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Old 06-16-2011, 04:07 PM
 
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I think people with small kids and infants like everyone on one floor. Older folks with older kids or empty nests, like master down.

If your price point is a start home, all up seems fine to me.
Starter home with 5 bedrooms? Snoopy, is this Snoop Dogg?
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Old 06-16-2011, 04:09 PM
 
Location: 78747
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I think two-story houses are bad for resale.. period. I don't mind either way, but apparently enough people do. There is a newer construction neighborhood near mine, where the asking prices for single story houses run about $210-230K for 1700-2000 sf and sell fast, but the two story houses in the same neighborhood at 2200-3700 sf only ask about $200-250K (and they sit). The cost difference between the slab compared to second floor framing can't be that much different.

Sorry to deviate, but if you have that many bedrooms, make sure at least one of them is downstairs. In terms of resale, older folks will prefer the downstairs bedroom arrangement.
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Old 06-16-2011, 04:17 PM
 
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thank you guys. i probably need to re-think about this...
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Old 06-16-2011, 04:19 PM
 
Location: central Austin
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I have master down, and I hate it! If I could do it all over, I'd have a one story house.
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Old 06-16-2011, 04:22 PM
 
Location: 78747
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Of course.. "resale value" is relative. It's determined by what you pay in the first place. Any house you don't overpay for (such as foreclosures, short sales, REO's, etc.) will have "good resale value"... on an individual basis. Get the house you want, and try to get the best deal possible.

If you find a 2000sf one story house for the same price as a 3000sf two story in the same neighborhood, get the two story if you want it, don't worry about the resale - it's already been factored in when you bought it.

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Old 06-16-2011, 04:25 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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In my current house, we have all three bedrooms upstairs. At the time we bought our house it was fine. However, my wife ended up getting cancer (which was successfully treated) and the chemotherapy caused severe nerve damage to her lower legs to the point where she cannot walk unassisted. Due to this, having the master upstairs has been a major problem. I will never buy another house will all the rooms upstairs.
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Old 06-16-2011, 04:25 PM
 
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Personally, I don't mind either way, but some people definitely have a preference. We moved from a 2-storey home with all bedrooms up, and into the same here. My parents had a master bedroom on the first floor, but they could hear me walking around, etc. in my room above.
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