Monday, February 16, 2009

Or, for a similar price, we could get this...












This home is 4,000 square feet in a development called Daybreak, on the west edge of South Jordan. It is only $6,000 more than the home in Highland Park. Ryan's daily commute would be about 30 minutes.
Concerns: Too too big. Mass housing development (quality of home questionable). Kind of in the middle of nowhere. Too good to be true?
Bonuses: Big (room to grow). In good shape. Pretty. Big yard. New.
Thoughts????

6 comments:

Laura... and the boys said...

These are hard decisions! I love the characteristics of older homes made nice and cute. They're so much friendlier and cozy! But with that usual comes lots of work and money for upkeap. We are about to put our older home on the market. I love all the old home qualities about it. When comparing to my friends' bran new tract homes with little to no problems, I sometimes get jealous, but then I remeber that my home is cuter than theirs! :) I think next time I'll just choose a new home without all the problems and put all my money into personalizing it so it doesn't look just like all the neighbors'.

DeWald Family said...

On one hand it is important to love your house and to be comfortable in it, but on the other it is important to love your life and be comfortable it it. For me and my family the shorter commute is essential. I can't stand losing a hour a day, 5 hours a week, over 200 hours a year to a long commute. That is so sad to me. It also is so important to have a social network, especially when you are at home with kids, that is close by. It is so hard to be spontaneous and get out of the house when you need it if all of the things you really love to do are further away! You can always use your own touch to make a house the way you want it, but you can't always change your ward/neighborhood/etc to match your personality!

Breanna said...

my brother and sister in law actually live in herriman, just down the road from daybreak. Her sister lives in daybreak. if you are getting serious about it, let me know and I can call her and ask her about her house (quality, any problems, etc). As for me when i see 4,000 sq. ft I think "that would take me HOURS just to keep that clean!" So it would be a lot of work that way. And does lack the personality of the carpenter. BUT I love the big open spaces inside the house and that backyard looks like heaven to a 3 year old boy with boundless energy.

Jessie said...

I would actually pick the newer house in Daybreak. Although, it is hard that it's not near the freeway. It seems like the older homes are always needing fixing up and you are constantly replacing things. That's just my opinion! :)

adrienne said...

Isn't there a happy medium?

adrienne said...

By the way, 4,000 square feet is bigger than our house.