Tour of $500,000 homes.

Big homes,
@jstory07 (57026)
Roseburg, Oregon
January 9, 2016 10:24pm CST
I live in a middle class neightborhood. There was some farm land for sale and a company bought all of the land and started off with homes that were $300,000 and we went on a tour of those homes last summer. Those homes were three levels and they were beautiful. They have a mud room, office and family room, big kitchen and dining room all on the first story and of course a full bathroom. On the next level there are three or four bedtooms and a laundry room with full size washer and dryer. The basement on some were unfinished and on others they were finished. These homes had a double car garage and were attached to another home. The homes are big and nice. But I would never want a house that big. Now they are building homes up to $500,00 on the other side of the road. These are really big homes that are not attached to each other. I would never want a single home that is that big.
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• United States
10 Jan 16
I just typed - is a mud room typical? I thought like a spa hence mud room. Then, I was like.. I must be wrong so I looked it up and it's a entry way correct, a room to enter before the snow maybe? I wish houses were more affordable here in Southern California, or at least be spacious for the cost!
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@jstory07 (57026)
• Roseburg, Oregon
10 Jan 16
a mud room is where you put your winter boots on and take them off when you come home. who needs a room just for that.
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• United States
10 Jan 16
@jstory07 Lol. Not here!
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@Juliaacv (17998)
• Canada
11 Jan 16
@jstory07 We have a very large front foyer area with a large closet in it, which is basically what a mud room is only on a more formal level.
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@allknowing (54464)
• India
10 Jan 16
One day I am sure you will plan to shift into one of those
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@jstory07 (57026)
• Roseburg, Oregon
10 Jan 16
No i never want a big house like those.
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@allknowing (54464)
• India
10 Jan 16
@jstory07 Maintaining becomes an issue with big houses
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@fishtiger58 (27168)
• Momence, Illinois
10 Jan 16
I can't imagine buying a house for half a million dollars.
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@jstory07 (57026)
• Roseburg, Oregon
10 Jan 16
They are so big and beautiful. But I would never want one that big. But of course I could never afford one.
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@fishtiger58 (27168)
• Momence, Illinois
10 Jan 16
@jstory07 I couldn't afford one either. My house is paid off and I"m perfectly happy here.
@LadyDuck (102588)
• Switzerland
10 Jan 16
What is a "mud room"?... Oh I see you already replied to this question. Housing is a lot less expensive in the US, our normal houses costs 500,000 $ here.
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@DianneN (49531)
• United States
10 Jan 16
It depends where you live @LadyDuck. In our neighborhood they start at $600,000. The street next to us begin in the millions. In towns around us, they are in the hundreds of millions. My son's place in NYC is well over 2 million, which is cheap. Other towns can begin at 200,000 more or less. We have a huge country, so the price varies, especially the closer to beaches, lakes, and large cities.
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@LadyDuck (102588)
• Switzerland
10 Jan 16
@DianneN I wrote in the US, but it's not exact, in fact in Los Angeles you cannot expect to pay less than 1 million dollar for a not so good home, while in Florida you can buy a nice house for 150,000 $. It's the same here in Switzerland, if you go 15 miles north and you want a house on the lake, you find nothing for less than 1 million dollar.
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@Juliaacv (17998)
• Canada
11 Jan 16
A mud room is an entry way, usually on the side or back of the home. I dislike that term because of the images that it conjures up in my mind.
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@Shiva49 (8440)
• Singapore
10 Jan 16
Better that we don't get carried away which we all tend to do. I just want a cosy and convenient place to live - siva
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@jstory07 (57026)
• Roseburg, Oregon
10 Jan 16
We are just going to get a one level house when we move. All we need is two bedrooms and a smaller house.
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@whiteream (3560)
• United States
10 Jan 16
Yes, a nice place with enough space for my family that is enough for me.
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@Shiva49 (8440)
• Singapore
10 Jan 16
@whiteream Yes, with one additional alphabet "place" becomes "palace"! siva
@JudyEv (88027)
• Bunbury, Australia
10 Jan 16
It would be a lot of work to keep clean. It's nice to have room for guests but it's still a lot to clean.
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@jstory07 (57026)
• Roseburg, Oregon
10 Jan 16
My friend went to one and they have a kitchen in the basement to along with the kitchen in the upstairs. I would th9iink you would get loss wondering around in that house.
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@JudyEv (88027)
• Bunbury, Australia
10 Jan 16
@jstory07 It was lovely to be a guest in such a home. We all had our own ensuites. The balcony had a view over the ocean and a fancy barbecue set up under cover.
• United States
11 Jan 16
@judyev the more room the more guests
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@TRBRocks420 (54449)
• Banks, Oregon
10 Jan 16
Sound like nice homes.
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@jstory07 (57026)
• Roseburg, Oregon
10 Jan 16
They are really nice homes. there are already people living in some of them. the house payments would need to be hugh i would think.
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@GardenGerty (86056)
• Marion, Kansas
10 Jan 16
I had a large multi story house and could not keep up with it. I am glad to have a single story home.
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@Juliaacv (17998)
• Canada
11 Jan 16
We just love our rancher style home and would never opt for stairs again either.
@TheHorse (46655)
• Pleasant Hill, California
10 Jan 16
If I bought a house, I'd want something small and cozy.
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@TheHorse (46655)
• Pleasant Hill, California
11 Jan 16
@ivyparkgirl Yep, I don't like big huge spaces.
@marlina (55049)
• Canada
10 Jan 16
We have quite a few millions dollars home not far from our place. Some people with money bought small houses with a huge lot and build new. They look fantastic.
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@cintol (685)
• United States
10 Jan 16
We have homes like that by us, they are called Soltera and are right off the highway. I would never want one that big either, I would never be able to keep it clean at that size. I am looking for a smaller house to move too now that its just my husband and I.
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@DianneN (49531)
• United States
10 Jan 16
I love large homes, although they cost a lot in taxes and are more expensive to heat and cool. At least I had children who grew up in our house and return with their own for visits. There is plenty of room for everyone. My friend and her hubby live in a larger home, and they never had children. She told me they love the space. Our vacation home in Florida is tiny by comparison. I call it our dollhouse. I could live happily in either.
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@amnabas (9682)
• Karachi, Pakistan
10 Jan 16
They are sounding like full to luxurious house is it?
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@hereandthere (19475)
• Philippines
11 Jan 16
medium size for me, but on its own lot.
@Juliaacv (17998)
• Canada
11 Jan 16
Size does matter when it comes to our homes. I have always preferred something big enough but not overwhelming. These sound like they are semis with another home attached to it, I could never ever own one of those. I would worry about safety, fire in one unit affecting the other and noises. I know that they are growing in popularity for those wanting to downsize, as they are building developments of these everywhere it seems, but they are not for me.
@sharon6345 (91989)
• United States
11 Jan 16
That is sure not my kind of house. the more house the more mopping. I would go crazy.
@dibz123 (139)
• Ireland
10 Jan 16
You are right what to do with such a big house a nice cosy house would just be so perfect.
@cherriefic (3959)
• Baguio, Philippines
10 Jan 16
If you don't have a huge family, it's not good to live in a big house. It's a bit expensive to maintain.
@softbabe44 (5967)
• Vancouver, Washington
10 Jan 16
I wouldn't need one that big but they need a good price tag .
@kevin1877uk (35491)
10 Jan 16
I'm sure they are nice, many homes in the UK are that kind of price.