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Old 11-20-2007, 11:14 AM
 
Location: Malibu, CA
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One consideration I might offer - and, it is a fairly common one: Re-sale

When you go to sell the property, who will buy it? Remember, the baby boomers are turning 60+ and two + story homes may become a problem -Access to upper floors (or basements)

Perhaps you might take into consideration the ability to adapt, now or in the future, a home elevator (do a Google search on home elevators - it might astound you the choices).
Excellent point. Home #2 has plenty of space for that; Home #1 not at all.
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Old 11-20-2007, 11:17 AM
 
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I'd recomend going with the first choice as it would be "immediately" nicer to live in, plus in the future you wouldn't have to worry about the extra space to clean/heat/cool/etc. Do you need the extra 3000sq ft of space and the extra garage? Would your interests/children/hobbies be better served by the better backyard, where a pool/area to run around/garden/have 4th of July parties and the like wouldn't work as well with a ravine. With the same price across the street you may have better luck negotiating the price down on either house by listing on the basis of what you've said here.
Exactly - you covered all the points I was about to.
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