I tried to be fair in the comparison of the "top" choices.
Each house has it's ups and downs. I mean who doesn't want to stretch their budget for a large home? Did I mention the master bedroom with the tray ceiling (!!) is on the main floor and the other bedsrooms are upstairs? I didn't? There's a reason it won't sell and it's been a rental for years (forgot to mention that too?) Because No one in their right mind with children is going to trot up and down a flight of stairs six times a night for a newborn or leave their 2 y.o. up there alone! It's absurd! But it has a huge large for the dog? That's right! Jennifer, wasn't one of YOUR requirements a large for the PoPo-ster? Why Yes! Oh that's right, she digs...and we have to bury the fence four feet. That will be so fun and an uneven, wooded lot. Let's go get the ditch-witch right now! Just ignore the hill that goes straight up for at least twenty feet on right side of the porch (which, by the way, you can reach out and touch from the porch)!! And the best thing of all, if we did decide to "overcome" these obstacles and dish out the dough for the repairs needed (painting, carpeting, a/c & heat) both places need, we will never recoup it on the larger home. Yes, lets get that one!
In all fairness I ask you to view the houses via the hyperlink and give me your honest opinion. Please tell me if you think that I am being reasonable.
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