What is your 'demographic?' (need advice)
I'm namely interested in age and family size.
We're early 30s and have a 6-year-old (or as he loves to inform us, 6Â¾) and also hoping for a baby within a year or so. We're in the planning stages of building a small home that will be paid off in a couple of years and then eventually we'll build our "forever home" (also smallish) on the same property.
As I stated in this thread, we're wanting to build a 2-storey with 2 bedrooms upstairs and common rooms on the main level. We'll have a basement that will later be finished with another bedroom (or two?) and a den. We're still working on plans but we really don't want more than 1400 square feet (not counting the basement), and the smaller the better, really, as we'd like to be mortgage-free asap!
Whether a single- or 2-storey is more economical is debatable, but this is what we'd like right now. However, we're wondering if the "demographic" of small-home buyers will not like this plan, due to our assumption that it will be mostly empty-nesters in the market for a house of our size and stairs are usually not favored. (Especially considering our house will basically be three levels!) We're crossing our fingers that perhaps we're wrong and maybe other small families would be interested...
This is kind of where our hearts are but if it's not reasonable of course we're willing to change our plans to suit the market. We'd just appreciate your thoughts on the matter!