Blessedchaos Posted December 13, 2011 Share Posted December 13, 2011 If you found a house that you and your dh both loved, everything you are looking for BUT the house was on a busier road than you'd hoped, would you still buy it? We have been looking at homes for some time off and on. We don't have to buy, but we want a larger home, our "forever" home, if you will. We found a foreclosure we both love in a beautiful, prestegious community very convenient to freeways and shopping, with tons of walking/hiking trails and other amenities. The price of the home is great, the yard is large and backs up to a huge open area surrounded by other homes. The only downside is the traffic on the street. It is a residential street tucked back into this community, but it is a thoroughfare leading from one main road through the development to another. I have sat outside the home at various times of day and counted cars for 5 minute intervals. I count between 5-10 cars per 5 minutes - not heavy enough to interfere with anything like getting out of the driveway, no noise at all, just a bit heavier than what I always said I wanted. There isn't a sidewalk in front of the home, but there is one across the street and just down the street. Also there are many sideroads/trails my kids could bike on that are very quiet. I don't have small children and would trust them completely on a road like this. I just worry more for resale value than anything. The other thing is that while there are houses to one side of this home, across the street is a large group of (very nice) townhouses. I would prefer a more "neighborhood" feel to this section of the develpment. What do you think? Would you go for it or keep looking? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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