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Nice house and area or..

(12 Posts)
leah167 Sat 14-Oct-17 22:36:05

A beautiful house in a bad area or a not so great house in an average okay area?
Both new builds!

Meow34 Sat 14-Oct-17 22:52:54

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notangelinajolie Sat 14-Oct-17 23:10:52

Area always wins.

JoJoSM2 Sat 14-Oct-17 23:24:18

I'd go with the best house in a good-enough area. I wouldn't live in an area that I found unsafe/dirty/otherwise offputting. Equally, I wouldn't move to a tiny/ugly house in the poshest area.

skankingpiglet Sat 14-Oct-17 23:42:17

Best house I could find in an area I was ok living in. So ultimately a compromise on both house and area. As mentioned by a PP, not prepared to live in a shite area or a tiny shoebox.

CaptainWarbeck Sat 14-Oct-17 23:55:10

Definitely the better area, makes a huge difference. You can improve a house.

Ttbb Sun 15-Oct-17 00:00:36

Better area.

seven201 Sun 15-Oct-17 08:47:34

As long as the house has enough space I'd go with area.

5rivers7hills Sun 15-Oct-17 10:31:38

I’m with @JoJoSM2 and @skankingpiglet - I went for a compromise on both. I got a nice house in an acceptable area. I wasn’t prepared to live in something super tiny in my preferrred area, no was I prepared to move even further out to get a boss housemate.

5rivers7hills Sun 15-Oct-17 10:31:46

House not housemate

user1499786242 Sun 15-Oct-17 20:05:51

I agree with the other posters
We could have afforded a tiny house with a courtyard garden in an amazing area
Or a lovely big house with massive garden in a nice area but not as desirable
We went with the big house as we want more kids and I'm not willing to live in a tiny house!
It's all about compromise and everyone has different levels they are happy with!
Good luck

GreatBigWindow Sun 15-Oct-17 20:09:57

Agree with all pp - nice area wins every time. I could have got a much bigger nicer house but thinking hard about how I'd feel living in the areas I'd need to to get it, it wasn't worth it.

In my case schooling and parking and air quality were a big factor in the nice area winning the day.

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