Bernadette Cantwell

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I vote for a two story house. The best ones should have the master suite on the first floor, just in case someone gets injured and for late in life. Children's rooms and their playroom on the 2nd floor works out great as you age and they become guest rooms. Just be sure you have a separate heating/ cooling system for each. A hot water heater on each floor is also a good idea.
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Shea Joy
We had always lived in one story homes until our current two-story. We all noticed how it isolated us from each other. Our teenage daughter was always up in her room except for dinner time and watching the occasional tv show with us. She's grown and gone and now we still end up at opposite ends of the house because my husband's office is upstairs and mine is down. On top of that factor, I fell down the stairs twice, breaking my back once and my elbow the second fall. I realized I was getting a little dizzy going down stairs, probably because of medications. We are in our upper 50s, and the stairs may well mean we have to sell sooner than we'd like. We have a main floor master, but we still want to be able to use the whole house. As for the basement, we didn't go down their for so long that we got a plumbing problem in the basement bathroom and didn't know it until the carpet was ruined. I also feel a two story house cuts you off from the outdoors. Any realtor can tell you that they have clients searching and searching for a one-story. I live in Virginia, and one-story houses are uncommon. The last neighbor to move into our neighborhood told me she had looked for a one-story in our town for two years before settling for her new house. She said they would probably still build one and move again.
last Saturday at 10:29am     
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