In today’s economy, many see signs in front of houses. Signs showing “Foreclosed” or “For Sale”. However, if you are one of the lucky few in the market for a house or possibly even trying to “flip” a house, there are a lot of choices that affect this decision. The most prominent is usually the price of the house, but another factor is the location. Not just the location in terms of close or far from a school, place of work, or other points of interest, but also the neighborhood and houses.
In a major or minor street-side house, you may encounter the following issues: a large hassle to get out of the driveway and onto the street, and not many neighbors, or close community. However, there are some plus-sides to a street-side house, such as not having to walk out of a development to get places. Another is being able to show off your house to any drivers along the street. On the negative side of this though, you want to usually have your house in tip-top shape on the outside. One last benefit is the option of building on to the house. Most, if not all, street-side houses are not confined to town house regulations, and usually have open space near them, so they are able to build onto their living space.
In a development house, there are many plus sides. One is having many neighbors, and a large community. Communities are more often than not close together, and have parties together for many different events, such as holidays, the Superbowl, sporting events, or just for fun. Nowadays, more and more communities are incorporating a community park, complete with tennis courts, basketball courts, playgrounds, and even swimming pools, all for free with a house in the development. Another plus side to developments is having an easy and quick way to get back on the street, unlike street-side houses. Also, a house in a development usually has a large backyard, which is great for tossing a football or baseball, or for a large porch. These are the many benefits of a development house. One con of a development house is the option of building on. This option is usually not granted, as many houses in developments are on an agreement with the board of the community or development houses are connected, which is another downside to some for housing in developments.
These are some differences between a street-side house and a house in a development. Both are great and provide great living conditions, and what really counts is on the inside. However, what is on the outside is important too, and this article outlined some of the major benefits and negatives of each. So, if you are buying a house now or in the near future, take into account their location, based on your own preferences.