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Old 05-10-2014, 08:21 PM
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If resale is your primary concern than looking to size of homes in your neighborhood is the best guide. If all are 3,000 sq. ft.+, for example, then 2,200 will make it an outlier and most likely harder to sell. If all the homes are 2,000 to 2,500 sq. ft. then 2,200 is not a problem.

As to built-ins, my own personal opinion is that they are often a negative to the next buyer.
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Old 05-10-2014, 08:47 PM
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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You can put granite countertops in an apartment in the projects, it doesn't mean that apartment will be worth a lot more just because of the granite. Point is, if your house is the biggest on the street it doesn't mean its worth so much more.

Also.. on 1/4 acre you have to consider the land you will lose (unless you build up). To some land is more important than square footage inside. Especially for kids to play in the yard.

In the end its your lot, do what you want but I sense a "Joneses" type attitude which I found CT doesn't have many of.

Also think taxes and maintenance the bigger you go. If you go to sell your home down the road and another home on same street same condition is for sale, your home has $10k taxes a yr and other home is $8k with more land, guess which they would consider more.
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