Help, I need your honest opinons
I'm posting in 2 threads because I need help kind of quickly
. We're trying to decide whether to finish a room over the garage. We will be downsizing (again) probably 5-10 years down the road.
We live in a neighborhood (2 streets) which is typical in this town for new developments.
We had this house built 6 years ago. The builder is finally finishing building the last houses.
Most houses are colonials. Our house was custom built, which is classified as "other", because we have a master bedroom on the first floor.
-Homes go for 500k-600k
-Over 2500 sqft of finished space, over 2000 sqft on the first floor.
-2 bedroom on first floor, and 2 on the second floor.
-Room over garage framed with a closet but not finished. If this room were to be finished it would be 2900 sqft., and make it 3 bedrooms upstairs.
We live in NE so it's very expensive to build a house with a master bedroom on the first floor. We obviously built at the height of the market....
-WE don't need another room finished. This would be strictly for resale, and because all the construction people are in the neighborhood. Cost to finish-under 6k.
. Here's my dilemma:
-How will the finished room affect the sale?
-What would YOU think when you would walk into a house with an unfinished room upstairs?
-Pocketbook-wise, what would you be thinking?
I need your opinions, because it's either now or never.
I know what I'm thinking, but I really need YOUR take so it's not biased.