Pros And Cons Of Buying A Two-Bedroom House

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When searching for a home, many people want to buy at least a 3-bedroom abode. But if you're single or a couple just starting out, you may come across some 2-bedroom homes you think may be feasible. Should you buy a 2-bedroom home? Here are few things to keep in mind as you make this decision.

1. Two bedrooms mean less to clean.

If you are single or a couple without children, you probably don't need that third bedroom. Sure, you could use it as storage space or an office, but that's not exactly necessary. If you buy a 2-bedroom and make do without that extra space, you won't have as much space to clean. There are also fewer carpets, walls, and windows to clean and maintain, which could translate to a lot of saved time and money over the years.

2. You might pay less for the home.

Two-bedroom homes are in a bit of a niche market. Couples with children tend to find such homes too small. This means there may be fewer people interested in a two-bedroom home than in a three-bedroom home of the same size. As such, you may be able to get a great deal on the home. Make a low offer under the asking price, and see if the sellers accept it. They may not have a lot of other interested parties, so they may take the lower offer.

3. Selling a two-bedroom home can be difficult.

There is one major downside to living in a two-bedroom home. When you decide to sell it, doing so will be a little harder since, as mentioned above, there are fewer buyers looking for such a small home. You will need to plan ahead when selling since the house may be on the market a little longer.

4. You may outgrow a two-bedroom home.

If you have no intention of having kids, or if you plan on staying single for a long while, then you may not need to move on from your two-bedroom home any time soon. However, life circumstances change, and if you decide to have kids, you may need to leave the two-bedroom for a larger home. Consider whether moving will bother you, or if you will be excited to move at that point.

Two-bedroom rooms work well for a lot of people, but not for everyone. Talk to your realtor to learn more about the pros and cons of buying such a small single family home


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