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Old 05-02-2009, 12:01 PM  
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Default Land vs. house

I was just wondering, what is your preference:

A smaller house with a lot of land, or a large house on a smaller lot?

This might be interesting?



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Old 05-02-2009, 12:05 PM  
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With a large lot, you can always expand the house.



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Old 05-02-2009, 08:55 PM  
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Generally, large lot small house but it depends on what part of the country I'm living in...

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Old 05-02-2009, 09:25 PM  
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Large lot is not very descriptive
To a friend in NH 5 acres is a small lot
Another friend in Montana has 100 acres
Around here 1/2 - 1 acre is a large lot

We have 1/2 acre - house was 1640 sq ft as purchased
By the time I'm done it will be close to 3000 sq ft

That's not counting the 24x36 garage, 7x10 lean-to greenhouse, 6x10 3 season front porch, 19x24 walk up attic, or the 1250 sq ft basement

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Old 05-03-2009, 06:06 AM  
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Small houses cost so much less to operate and are so much easier to keep clean.

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Old 05-03-2009, 10:11 AM  
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I have a 1-1/3 acre lot and a 2600 sq ft house plus a 30x50 shed. Lots seems smaller until you are mowing it.

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I hope to get a 1300sq ft house on about 2 acres, if I can sell my current home. That is plenty for me.

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Old 05-06-2009, 05:38 AM  
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I prefer a larger house than a smaller one, but that's just me

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Old 05-11-2009, 09:26 PM  
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Large house smaller amount of land.

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Old 05-18-2009, 06:04 PM  
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You can always add more to a small house if you have a lot of land! Property is much better than a big house.



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