One Story Vs Two Story: Pros and Cons
Which is right for you a one story or a two story home? Let’s talk about some of the pros and cons of each to see which may be for you. I will also give you some insight on what I see with both types as far as demand and other things to consider.
One story homes appeal to many people for the lack of stairs, let’s face it we are not getting any younger. The lack of stairs can make it more appealing with older buyers who see stairs as an issue as they age. With no stairs one story homes can be more flexible with their square footage. For this reason you will see smaller one story homes.
Two story homes offer more space and can accommodate large families. Sometimes they can have an additional half bath as well due to the layout of the down stairs. Since they have a smaller footprint on the lot this allows them to have a large backyard.
Demand for a one story is stronger due to it having a larger appeal than a two story, this means a one story will be more expensive. The positive is that you get more bang for you buck on a two story generally. Keep in mind utilities like an electric bill on a two story may be higher due to more space to heat and cool. Remember hot air rises so it will usually be warmer up stairs as compared to down stairs.
All these are items to take in to consideration but it all depends on your particular situation. Remember demand is a big driver for home sales so don’t forget to think ahead for when you sell your home. A one story will have a better resale generally so that may be better financially. Also keep in mind we are in a hot market and everything is selling, however what happens when it cools, that hot two story may not be as hot as a one story.
These are all things to take in to consideration and remember they vary by area and neighborhood. If I can help answer any questions you may have please do not hesitate to contact me.
With a heart of a teacher I look to educate my clients about the process of buying, selling or renting real estate. I strongly feel an informed and educated consumer will make better decisions and be less likely to be taken advantage of.
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Luis Cuevas, Realtor®
RE/MAX Cross Country
1990 Justin Road
Highland Village, Texas 75077
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