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Old 04-20-2013, 08:59 AM
 
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Hi,

Need some suggestions on two story plans with 4 bedrooms. Most of the new home plans have the master bed room downstairs. There are some that have a second bedroom in downstairs. Does having a second bedroom downstairs affect resale value?
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Old 04-20-2013, 11:11 AM
 
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It makes homes more attractive as most people want a guest/in-law suite downstairs. Young families prefer master bed upstairs on same level as children, others prefer it downstairs.
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Old 04-20-2013, 11:38 AM
 
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Hi,

Need some suggestions on two story plans with 4 bedrooms. Most of the new home plans have the master bed room downstairs. There are some that have a second bedroom in downstairs. Does having a second bedroom downstairs affect resale value?
For resale, do what is "normal" in your neighborhood. If the majority of homes have downstairs masters, don't build a home where the master is upstairs. In a downstairs master home, a 2nd downstairs bedroom is probably a plus unless it is taking something away from the downstairs (smaller than normal kitchen or family room, no dining room, no office, etc).
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Old 04-21-2013, 06:50 AM
 
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I agree, get a house with 2 bedrooms downstairs. Get rid of the formal living room and convert that into a bedroom or office. I rarely see formal living rooms in new construction now.
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Old 04-21-2013, 07:32 AM
 
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In North Texas you definitely want at least your master down. It just gets too hot here. And to have another bed down, with its own bath is a real plus. In fact, they build these things called one stories, where you can have it all.
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Old 04-21-2013, 08:28 AM
 
Location: DFW - Coppell / Las Colinas
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A second bedroom downstairs is really nice for parents or guests who visit. But it can eat into the space available for other rooms.

With todays smaller lot sizes, you can only get so many rooms downstairs without giving something up.
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Old 04-21-2013, 08:30 AM
 
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I agree, get a house with 2 bedrooms downstairs. Get rid of the formal living room and convert that into a bedroom or office. I rarely see formal living rooms in new construction now.
By removing living room where does your guest gather, in the kitchen?
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Old 04-21-2013, 08:33 AM
 
Location: DFW - Coppell / Las Colinas
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By removing living room where does your guest gather, in the kitchen?
They are talking about the Formal Living, not the main family room. Most Formal Livings are now Home Offices.

I see that even changing somewhat due to wireless connections.
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Old 04-21-2013, 08:36 AM
 
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Hi,

Need some suggestions on two story plans with 4 bedrooms. Most of the new home plans have the master bed room downstairs. There are some that have a second bedroom in downstairs. Does having a second bedroom downstairs affect resale value?
Under one thing about reconstruction on homes.
Always follow your blueprint you cannot make any changes to a home unless it is approved.
Check with your architect that created the blueprint.

You don't need unnecessary headache in the near future unless you abide by the laws today.

Its your preference where you like the Master Bedroom. I like it on the Second Floor near the kids.
Check your blueprint is common in the neighborhood and see if you are allowed to make those changes.
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