Saw two open houses today. The first claimed to be 1920 sq. ft., but felt smaller than this house. The layout was so horrible.
The second house I liked better, claimed to be 1982 sq. ft. I had a much better lay out, but still felt much like this house for space. The one thing that was WAY better was it had a wonderfully useful basement, space in the garage for tools and a car and closets. SO MANY CLOSETS! so I know I'm in love with the modern house plan. The materials used in the house felt cheap, however. The carpet was badly installed and all the doors were fiberglass. I don't think fiberglass doors are a show stopper, but they added to the feel. The major problem with the house is it was on 20, which is pretty busy. The sound insulation in the house was good, but busy street is a tough thing to dampen. Made the backyard less than peaceful as well.
It was a good reality check. I don't know if the market has what we want and need at a price we can afford. I'm not sure if I should give up for now or not. I get very obsessed about things like this, to the point that I talk about nothing else, so it makes me hard to live with.