In the era of the MEGA home and the MONSTER 2 stories complete with GAME and MEDIA rooms why is there a gentle hum in Real Estate circles that the one story- or the ranch style home is making a comeback? Many reasons play into the decision to purchase a one story home and the biggest is plans to stay in the home for some time and what is the ‘functionality’ of this home over the long haul.
Personally I love the notion that people are looking at their homes again as ‘long term’. It was not too long ago that a home was nothing short of a stepping stone onto the next home and perhaps even the next after that- it does appear the last few years have changed some of that thinking. Oh before you get yourself all in a twisted mess- THERE WILL ALWAYS BE A MARKET for the lovely 2 story with room to say- GO….GO play upstairs…..PLEASE! As Americans we do like our elbow room and for some the idea of not having plenty of room to spread out and separate from one another is unthinkable!
However, the low buzzing sound you hear around town these days is that we need a one story- or at the very least a Two Story- with Two masters down- or a Master and Guest- with bath- down. The reasons are varied but the one I hear most often is – care for an elderly or aging relative who will be living in the home. This is a long term plan and when the, now young, children have aged and moved on to college, careers and children- the upstairs MEDIA/GAME room will be of much less importance in the functionality of the home.
And as I have written about before- with the FHA203K loan at your disposal you can take the time to turn an old school ranch home- into something with all the modern amenities you have come to love and appreciate- going to one level living does NOT have to be a DOWNGRADE by any means!!!
Check out what is available– and if you are truly interested in one story living let me know- I will be happy to adjust the search and be sure we find the home that MATCHES YOUR NEEDS!!! (Why should you have to change for your home???)
Happy House Hunting in North Texas. If you need a REALTOR® to list your current home, or are looking to buy or rent in the North Texas region- Give Dawn a call/text 214-604-4561 at Avery Properties/Avery Realty Group- where Sellers Enjoy 4% Listings and Buyers Enjoy Cash Back!! (ask me how…..)