It has been a very busy week. We are on the hunt for our first home. Oh boy! there are so many things that we should learn and understand. Things that we have to consider and making sure that the property is worth every penny.
We need your help. This is the scenario:
We found a Duplex house. Very new and it has beautiful design. I love the color combo they used so if we are going to buy it we don’t have to worry about the wall, cabinets, stairs and door paint.
The lot is 71sqm, floor area is 130sqm. It’s 2 floors. The location is great. It has good community and not so far from school, churches and grocery stores etc. The overall size is just enough for us. It has 3 bedrooms, 2 toilets, 2 car garage, kitchen, dirty kitchen, 1 maids quarter, spacious living room, Veranda on the 2nd floor. Lights are nice too. It has water tank on the roof.
Now, just next to the Duplex there is a vacant lot. The lot size is bigger than the Duplex. If we are going to buy the vacant lot, obviously, we will be the one to build our own house.
Definitely, there are pros and cons in building our own home from scratch. I don’t have any idea how stressful it can be. I hate the paper works it will entail. I have to do it alone without hubby around. My Father-in-Law who is supportive can also help but overall I have to lead the construction of our first home. There is a possibility that we might overshoot with our budget too. Of course, I will try hard to stick to the budget.
Here is the Duplex house, where we don’t have to go through the stress of construction and paperworks and all. What I will be worrying about are the furnitures, decor, appliances, water, electricity supply, window grills etc. BUT the lot size is smaller than the vacant lot, I can’t do much like extension of the house, no garden, restricted to what we can do and all. We don’t know how it was made. Ready to moved-in.
I know this will depend on each need and want but I want to hear your thoughts on this matter.
My questions to you are:
If you are to choose, which one would you buy? Duplex or vacant lot?
Have you tried staying in a Duplex House? What are the future problems in store with us if we choose to buy the Duplex house? What are your recommendation that we should do first before buying it?
Really need your inputs here Mommies and Dads Please don’t hesitate to comment, I love reading them