Originally Posted by JCinPA
I think that's smart. People typically get more house than they need and stretch financially to do it--or at least take more financial risk than needed. I'd prefer a smaller home I could upgrade with DIY projects and make it a cozy, but first rate place to hang out.
Looking forward to the pics! Same lot? Did you look at manufactured housing?
Agreed. We bought our first home (a new house) about 15 yrs ago, and I grew to think it was too small, but the more I live in it, and have to TAKE CARE OF IT, my small'ish house with a small'ish yard is juuuust fine.