Help! Right neighborhood or right house?
We've been house shopping and have been very focused on buying in the right neighborhood (ie cheapest house in the best possible neighborhood). However, a house just came on the market that is really great (great lot, great house, right price) but in a less desirable neighborhood. Also, this house would be the most expensive house in the neighborhood / street. And it needs work so we'd be putting even more money into the house.
How important is buying in a good neighborhood? If this is the right house for us, does that override everything else? Feeling very confused right now b/c we want to make the right investment decision as well, even if we are planning to live in this house for the next 30 years.
Any advice or thoughts would be greatly appreciated!