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Old 12-13-2020, 07:11 AM
 
Location: Texas
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I would never want 1 bathroom, guests would be using my bathroom...so I would go with 2 bedrooms 2 bath. If I chose the 3 bedrooms I would take one bedroom and split it to make a 1/2 bath.
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Old 12-13-2020, 07:19 AM
 
Location: Coastal Georgia
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At your stage of life, I’d want the 2/2. I’m a female, and I care about having a bathroom for guests, so they won’t be in mine.

If, however, you can buy the 3/1 with the option of adding another bathroom, then that is ideal.
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Old 12-15-2020, 09:38 PM
 
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thanks for comments, I am not worried about whether I get back the money I put into it since I am restructuring it to my satisfaction, what I am worried about is, if I ever decide to sell, will it sell easily?
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Old 12-15-2020, 11:40 PM
 
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How many people will be living with you? If you are only one person then I would get the small 3 bedroom house. I would make one bedroom the master bedroom, the second bedroom I would use as a walk-in closet, and the third bedroom I would turn into an office/ gym. Also, a 3 bedroom house is better for resale and if you are only one person living there then you only need 1 bathroom any way.

But if you have a child, spouse, or plan on having a roommate then definitely buy the 2 bedroom house with 2 baths because nobody likes sharing a bath! It all depends on your situation and what works for you. Everyone is different. Regardless, either house when listed on the market will eventually resell just maintain it well and keep it in good condition. In my experience smaller homes around 1,000 sq. ft. always took a bit longer to sell though it doesn't matter if it's a 2/2 or 3/1 the square footage space still isn't there.

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Old 12-16-2020, 07:47 AM
 
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I have a four bedroom, one bath, toilet in the basement (no sink though) and it works out just fine. I don't know how it will affect resale but it's an 85 year old house in a neighborhood of 85 year old houses, so I imagine a lot of them are like this.
I can tell you how it worked out for us.

Our stager assured us that families would not be buying our 4 bedroom home because the three bedrooms upstairs all shared a bathroom. She told us we would sell to a couple.

She was right.

But only after a parade of families toured the home and decided against it because of the lack of master bathroom.

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Old 12-16-2020, 09:02 PM
 
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How hard is it to put a toilet in a basement with a short ceiling (6 ft) without pulling permits? I see this a lot of the time in older homes. I think to myself, "that toilet next to the stack can't be legal!".

Pretty sure that if I had a 3/1, I would probably do something similar.
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Old 12-17-2020, 07:11 AM
 
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Mentioned this to a friend, she said it took forever to sell a home they had that had only one bathroom.

Can't compare it to the difference between selling two and three bedroom homes. But a master bathroom is a big deal to a lot of buyers.
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Old 12-17-2020, 10:02 AM
 
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Folks you realize that the original query was almost 10 years ago and the OP came back in post #30 and explained what s/he decided and why. If he is still around i would like him/her would come back and tell us how it worked out.
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