Does anyone own/live in one? Has anyone owned one/lived in one in the past?
DH and I keep on truckin with the house hunt, and prices are staying pretty stagnant, but we're looking in a semi-affluent suburb of the city. We know we want to be there, not only is it nice its pretty much equi-distant between our two jobs. With our salaries, however (and therefore, our budget) we are having trouble finding something that's ranch or two-story that doesn't need a ton of work. Not only do we have a baby on the way, we are just not super-handy people so we don't want to sign up for a bunch of projects.
The option that keeps presenting itself is split-levels. And by split-levels (dont' know if I'm using it right) I mean the ones that you come in and immediately choose to go upstairs or downstairs. DH is not a fan of the style, he doesn't think they're very efficient. However, for the updates, 2-car garage, square footage, bedroom size, and yard size, they seem to be the most reasonably-priced houses, and they're still in good neighborhoods.
Personally, I dont' mind these types of houses. But that's just me. I keep hearing that first time homeowners have to be willing to make sacrifices. But is this an okay sacrifice to make? What say you ladies?
Oh, and Cassidy, I read your blog so I know how you feel about them