Hubby and I are buying our first home. We've been in the market for months. We just got married and plan on starting a family in the next year. Looking to immerse ourselves in a nice community where we can make new friends and raise a family.
We are down to two choices-same price, same taxes:
1) Madison: Cute small home (1500 sq feet) on wonderful neighborhood street. Great living space (family room extension), big basement but ceilings are probably too low to finish. 2 full bathrooms - 3 bedrooms. Great deck and yard. We'd be very comfortable there only until after 2 kids (4/5 years?), then would have to build on it or move. House is good as is, might need to upgrade electrical system and while I like the kitchen, have a design idea that isn't too complicated that would make it amazing.
2) Morris Township - Very nice neighborhood feel yet still close to downtown Morristown. House is double the size, and gorgeous. Closet space to die for, huge finished basement, 4 bedrooms and 31/2 baths. Needs a little updating (not major, just 1 outdated bathroom and would like to open up a wall in the kitchen) No yard really but great deck. Granted, we don't need 3000 sq feet right now, but we could stay there a long time. That said, not too long because I want my kids in top public school systems.
So....what would you do?