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Old 10-10-2013, 04:41 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Inspired by the thread about a single person buying a big house, I'm curious, if YOU are single, what size house would YOU get?
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Old 10-10-2013, 04:52 PM
 
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The perfect house for my retirement would be:

Ranch house approx 4000 sq ft living space with walkout basement, two or 3 car garage on no less than 1/2 acre with heated salt water pool.
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Old 10-10-2013, 04:56 PM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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As an older person, if I found myself single, I would be fine with a 2 bedroom house, with 2 bathrooms. My lifestyle would dictate my dwelling. I have recently downsized, but even now have several rooms I hardly ever go into.
Location and resale potential is the most important thing.
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Old 10-10-2013, 05:09 PM
 
Location: SW Missouri
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Inspired by the thread about a single person buying a big house, I'm curious, if YOU are single, what size house would YOU get?
I'd be happy with a one bedroom, one bath as long as there was plenty of land attached for gardening and raising sheep/rabbits, etc.

Of course, I need a 50X100 foot storage unit for all my junk. LOL

20yrsinBranson
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Old 10-10-2013, 05:36 PM
 
Location: Lexington, SC
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My wife and I recently downsized. One of the considerations was size for the both of us but also would it be the right size for just one of us if something happened to the other. We have 1500sq ft, 3 bedrooms (one as a computer room), two full baths, small eat in kitchen, combo dining and great room open to the kitchen, one car garage. Plenty of room for the two of us and more then enough room for one.
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Old 10-10-2013, 07:59 PM
 
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I bought my first house when I was single. It was about 1,000 sf--2 bedrooms (one of which was huge), 1 bath. If I were single now I'd be happy with a 2-2 with decent sized rooms. I don't need a lot of them, but I'd like them to feel spacious. Maybe 1,500 to 1,800 sf.
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Old 10-10-2013, 08:05 PM
 
Location: Austin
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I bought my first house when I was single. It was 4 beds, 2 baths, 2 car garage, 2 living, 2 dining, and just over 1900 sqft. I used most of that house. I needed my room, an office, a guest room, and a treadmill room. No 2 bedroom houses for me... I need my space!
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Old 10-10-2013, 08:25 PM
 
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I think if I were single, anything under 1500sqft would be fine. 2 bedrooms 2 bathrooms at least though. Also, it would probably be a condo. The less room and maintenance, the better, since I would be single and anything larger would take up all of my time to maintain.
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Old 10-10-2013, 08:36 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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I'm single and will be building a house as I just bought a lot. Although I'm planning a little extra space as my young adult son with special needs will still be with me for the interim. I'm looking at around 1600-1700 square foot on one level with a walkout basement. It will be 2 BR and 2 baths on the main level plus an office.
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Old 10-10-2013, 08:46 PM
 
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Mine is 3200 sf.
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