Build dream house or be practical?
What would you do?
option a) really nice house in an amazing, expensive neighborhood. minor fixer upper (just remodeling the interior), but it's the cheapest house in an expensive neighborhood and any money put into the house will be a great ROI. but not really our "dream house", but a really nice house that we could absolutely live in for the next 20 yrs and raise our kids in
option b) a total fixer upper involving putting another wing in the house and tearing down most of the house and guest house. not a great, expensive neighborhood but a good neighborhood. amazing lot with amazing views and i see this house being the potential "dream house" but will cost so much money and time to get it there.
They are both priced the same and we live in SF Bay Area.