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Old 02-21-2011, 09:54 PM
 
Location: Hockley, TX
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Am I crazy even to consider it? It is the first house I have liked really, but for one person? What on earth would I do with all of these rooms?
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Old 02-21-2011, 09:56 PM
 
Location: NJ
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Fill them with cats?
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Old 02-21-2011, 09:56 PM
 
Location: Pomona
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If the price is right, then why not? Especially if you are considering a family later ...
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Old 02-21-2011, 10:03 PM
 
Location: Hockley, TX
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If the price is right, then why not? Especially if you are considering a family later ...
I am near retirement age, so no babies for me
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Old 02-21-2011, 10:33 PM
 
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I recently looked at a 2600 SF place with 4 bedrooms and it's just me and my SO. I'm not sure we want to heat/cool/maintain that much space but we decided not to rule it out because it's so large as we'd rather have an empty room or two in a house we like than the right amount of rooms in a house we don't.

Don't know what your family situation is but would you use more than one guest room? Or do you have a hobby that might occupy some space? We thought we'd do our bedroom, a craft room and two spare bedrooms. If there isn't another room for an office that could occupy a room as well. Or perhaps a library?
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Old 02-21-2011, 11:35 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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I'm single and looking for a house around 2000 SF, either 3 bedrooms with 2 living areas or 4 bedrooms. I figure 1 bedroom for me, 1 for guests, 1 for a gym, and 1 for an office/library. 1800 SF doesn't seem too small at all. If you don't want a gym or office, you could do a craft room or a tv/entertainment room. It's nice to have the options.
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Old 02-22-2011, 01:49 AM
 
Location: Balt / DC / ATL / SF / Seattle
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Will you be able to maintain it? A lot of people nearing retirement age are downsizing their space because it is less trouble to keep up.
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Old 02-22-2011, 02:00 AM
 
Location: Living near our Nation's Capitol since 2010
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I dont see any reason not to buy it. I am looking at houses too, and I am primarily looking at 4 bedroom homes. For resale later I think it is the way for me to go.
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Old 02-22-2011, 02:19 AM
 
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And watch out for future prop tax increases which is certain.
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Old 02-22-2011, 03:34 AM
 
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I am looking at houses too, and I am primarily looking at 4 bedroom homes. For resale later I think it is the way for me to go.
I'm not even considering a house with fewer than 3 bedrooms and resale value is the reason why. We know we won't be here forever and 2 bedroom homes tend to hang out a lot longer on the market in this area.
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