Should You Buy a 2 Story Home in Venice FL?

I'm seeing some 2 story homes being built in some new home communities in the Sarasota and Venice areas.  I am often asked if buying a 2 story home is a good idea.

2 story homes offer a lot of square feet and are usually a good solution for a large family, or an extended family with older relatives.  Otherwise, I believe 2 story homes should be avoided whenever possible.

2 story home elevation in Taylor Morrison's Arbor Lakes at Palmer Ranch in Sarasota

Older folks seldom like to climb stairs.  2 story homes limit the number of potential buyers when you decide to sell.

2 story homes usually require higher insurance costs.  They have a higher profile against wind and wind-borne debris.

Bottom line:  Say yes to a 2 story home if you have a large family or need a lot of square feet and plan on staying in the property for a long time.  Say no to buying a 2 story home if you plan on selling or downsizing in the near future.


Popular posts from this blog

Real Estate Advertising Online

New Sarasota County Flood Maps

Distance to the Beach | Palmer Ranch | Sarasota FL