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Old 10-28-2010, 07:40 AM
 
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Would it be wise to buy a house that has 2 bedrooms upstairs, 1 downstairs...

The upper floor has only a bathroom off of the master bedroom.
And there is another full bath downstairs.

Would people not want to buy this house when it comes to resale time because the 2nd bedroom upstairs has no access to a bathroom on that floor? Is it really a big deal?

Please let me know your thoughts.

Thanks
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Old 10-28-2010, 08:31 AM
 
Location: Farmington, Utah
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Would it be wise to buy a house that has 2 bedrooms upstairs, 1 downstairs...

The upper floor has only a bathroom off of the master bedroom.
And there is another full bath downstairs.

Would people not want to buy this house when it comes to resale time because the 2nd bedroom upstairs has no access to a bathroom on that floor? Is it really a big deal?

Please let me know your thoughts.

Thanks
If you are buying the home there must be something you really like about it and the 2nd bath upstairs is not a factor for you. Likewise with another buyer. It really depends on the buyer. You might consider making the upstairs bath a continental if you can or, when you are ready to sell, make sure it is advertised this way so you don't get people looking at the home who would reject it because of the no second bath and I'd recommend staging the 2nd bedroom as an office.
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Old 10-28-2010, 08:49 AM
 
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For me having the bedrooms on separate floors is the biggest issue. Like a lot of 3 bed buyers, I have small children who I don't want on another floor at night. The bathroom is not really of concern to me, as much as the bedrooms are.
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Old 10-28-2010, 09:33 AM
 
Location: NJ
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I would think most people don't want to have the occupants of the second bedroom walking through the master bedroom to get to the bathroom. I'm guessing this would certainly reduce your pool of buyers at some point.
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Old 10-28-2010, 09:33 AM
 
Location: Austin
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Yes, the bathroom would hurt you in resale. If you're questioning it, think of all the other buyers who saw it and went home to question it. There is a buyer for every house and someone might not get bothered by it like you're not, but you're eliminating most of your buyer pool when you do that.
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Old 10-28-2010, 10:08 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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Wouldn't bother me a bit. Don't forget that there's a buyer for every home. If you like the house, there's someone else out there who will like it, too.

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I would think most people don't want to have the occupants of the second bedroom walking through the master bedroom to get to the bathroom.
I would think that anyone occupying the second bedroom who possessed half a brain would walk downstairs to the bathroom on the first floor.
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Old 10-28-2010, 10:14 AM
 
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Do people really not want their kids going to the bathroom downstairs? Also the bedroom downstairs would be used as an office most likely. This would be better of a house for people with no kids or one kid. The downstairs bedroom is kind of small.

This house is also priced lower than lots of other houses in the area... probably more in like with 3 bedroom / 1 bath houses
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Old 10-28-2010, 10:27 AM
 
Location: California
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I don't care for the split floor bedrooms unless the one downstairs was being used as an office or older family member or live in helper. I would want all kids on the same floor as me. And going downstairs to use a bathroom for the second floor bedroom would not work for me.

This layout might work for someone else, but I would not consider this house.
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Old 10-28-2010, 10:29 AM
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Location: Cary, NC
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Do people really not want their kids going to the bathroom downstairs? Also the bedroom downstairs would be used as an office most likely. This would be better of a house for people with no kids or one kid. The downstairs bedroom is kind of small.

This house is also priced lower than lots of other houses in the area... probably more in like with 3 bedroom / 1 bath houses
It is actually more like a two bedroom, 2 bath house.
And that may be what you see reflected in the pricing.

Remember, when you get a good price buying because of a deficiency, most times the next owner will also get a good price, particularly if you do not cure the deficiency.
Realizing that, if the home fits your needs, and your pocketbook, it may be worth considering.
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Old 10-28-2010, 10:50 AM
 
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Having your second bedroom occupant walk downstairs to use the bathroom when there is a perfectly good one right upstairs already seems bizarre to me. It would either become a shared bathroom or the second bedroom would no longer be a bedroom.
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