how many square feet would your dream house be
February 28, 2008 12:28am CST
It seems that the mini mansions are the big thing these days and I get caught up in thinking I need a 3500 sq foot house....what size would your dream home be?
• United States
7 Mar 08
My husband and I finally agreed on a set of houseplans that fits everything we want in a house. It turns out it's only about 2000 sq. feet at most. The real issue for us was how the house was laid out and how practical it was.
• Adelaide, Australia
15 Feb 11
They say bigger is better. If you can afford it, you'll likely get a much better return on your investment in the long run. Some people say smaller is better because it takes less work & costs to maintain & can always add on when their situation changes. Most people buy what they're comfortable with maintaining. Big houses & big yards take a lot of time & money & can tie you down. On the other hand, land & extra rooms can work to your advantage if you know how best to make use of them. I think a good deal is a good deal in real estate & if you're flexible with your options & are prepared to do the hard yards, you can really make it work out for you. I'm nearing completion of two years worth of renovations on my house & can tell you it has been such a lot of work for such a little house! I'm not sure if I could handle a bigger one by myself. I have lots of ideas, but will need a regular army to maintain it all every day.