That's a very interesting question. A house is 4 walls and X bedrooms and X bathrooms. A HOME is where you live life. There are some whose life style is to always be at work and their home plays second fiddle to their office. There are others who live life to the fullest and always off somewhere traveling, out to dinner, going to the zoo. They come home to sleep, but it's not the center of their lives. There are some who want their home to be a social mecca where they can entertain and showcase their success through their lovely home. There are others where the door is always open to family and friends. Where their children's friends come and go, where extended family come for visits, where a home is a place where people gather - I'm not talking about formal parties, but neighbors over a cup of coffee. As a realtor, I recognize that very few people fit only one of these types, but I also recognize that when a home speaks to a buyer, it's typically the right home for them. I don't sell houses. I sell homes. When someone walks in the door and starts thinking about where the will place the furniture and whose coming for Thanksgiving and they can picture the birthday parties in the home, it's the right home for them.
While some people focus on the size of the home, I would suggest that you focus on how you would live your life in that home - perhaps the extra bedrooms would become guest rooms, or an office and a craft room that can do double duty as guest rooms.... more
http://www.trulia.com/property/1043297650-1682-W-Inman-Rd-Nixa-MO-65714 Hard to explain but had to take off market. Government wants me to list under there seller criteria due to recent transfer in job. In Nixa vs Ozark better schools and excellent neighborhhod. Send me an email for additional new photo's.... more
Just my quick experience. When we bought our home in Michigan, Radon came back high. I had no clue what it was. The sellers (a relocation company) handled all of the mitigation. I forgot where the numbers were (thinking around 5-6 or so), but the system had it down at .5 or something after it was put in. We then just sold our house a few months back and it sold in a week. We never heard any feedback from the 15 or so showings we had that it would be an issue. In fact it lowers the Radon so low, that it would probably be a positive. The only negative I can think of is the exterior venting pipe. Depending on where it is placed could detract from the exterior a bit.... more