Love two houses for two different reasons...help
We have been searching for a house for 5 years roughly. Several months ago, we passed on a house that had an incredible backyard, nice enough house, but I couldn't look past the popcorn ceilings and the too small dining room (we have a big family). So fast forward, we are down to two possible houses. One is new construction on a small subdivision lot. The house is pretty much move in ready. Minimum money required to make it "us".
The second house has a couple of acres which we have always talked about having for the kids, dogs and more vegetable gardening. It has a pool...I know,I know, a lot of up keep but my kids are still young enough that we would get a lot of use out of it. My only issue is that the home was custom built and I don't like their choice of trim work and the kitchen really needs updating as well as the floors. It would be a significant amount of money to do everything to make it more "us".
So, I am torn. Can someone help me way the pros and cons?
Both houses are very comparable in size and in same school district.