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Old 01-22-2011, 08:46 AM
 
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San Antonio seems to have more two-story homes than one-story homes, at least the "newer" homes. I've lived in both but must say that I much prefer a one-story home. Just don't like the wear and tear on the ol' knees, especially as I get a bit older.

I just moved out of my one-story house in San Antonio because of a job offer in another state. Moderator cut: advertising

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Old 01-22-2011, 01:21 PM
 
Location: New Braunfels, TX
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Don't talk about houses!! I thought we were done moving - then went with a buddy & his this morning to look at a place they're looking at. Realtor was showing them comps, and one caught my eye....a 3400 sq ft place on 10 acres. Went and looked, came home and told the bride we've gotta go take a little trip later today....
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Old 01-22-2011, 05:59 PM
 
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Don't talk about houses!! I thought we were done moving - then went with a buddy & his this morning to look at a place they're looking at. Realtor was showing them comps, and one caught my eye....a 3400 sq ft place on 10 acres. Went and looked, came home and told the bride we've gotta go take a little trip later today....
Acreage...hmmm, I think you're moving!
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Old 01-22-2011, 09:21 PM
 
Location: New Braunfels, TX
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Well....we looked. Interesting an' temptin' - but the land layout is goofy, and I'd have to start all over again w/my workshop. Bit far out for the wife's taste, so we're gonna look about a bit more.
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Old 01-23-2011, 05:02 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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I also much prefer a one-story home. I also prefer older homes. We didn't even look at the two-story houses that sit about a foot from their neighbors - not our thing at all.

Our house is 1842 square feet, but being all one level, it feels really roomy. Two story homes, unless they are gigantor, usually feel cramped to me.
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Old 01-23-2011, 05:24 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX, USA
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I prefer a one story home. Less on maintenance costs: extra charges for two story homes to install gutters, repair/replace roof, outdoor painting, the list goes on. If one is particularly handy, you can just up there on a ladder and not feel like the ground is so far down!
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Old 01-23-2011, 06:00 PM
 
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Much easier to clean the windows, clean the gutters, or check the roof on a one-story too! Gotta get rid of my one-story in San Antonio though because of the job move.
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Old 01-23-2011, 06:35 PM
 
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I've noticed quite a temperature difference in the summer as well. About 5+ degrees hotter upstairs, even with the A/C on. Not a good thing.
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Old 01-23-2011, 07:05 PM
 
Location: New Braunfels, TX
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There's things you can do to help alleviate the temp differences - Easiest is a 4" duct with a good reversible fan - helps air movement!
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Old 01-23-2011, 07:58 PM
 
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There's things you can do to help alleviate the temp differences - Easiest is a 4" duct with a good reversible fan - helps air movement!
Or a second a/c...I still vote for the one-story option!
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