Tug Review Crew
- Aug 2, 2006
- Reaction score
While sometimes such a good deal comes along that you can't resist buying something a little different than what you intended, I didn't want the OP to feel he was stuck buying something other than what he really wants. Like buying at Marshalls, if you look long enough and check out enough stores, you're likely to find just what you were looking for.The opportunity was for 2 bd, no 3bd unfornutately. Resales are like buying at Marshalls or Ross, sometimes you don't get specifically what you're looking for, but the price worth it!
I think the best advice I can offer is if you are on the fence about whether to buy a 2BR or a 3BR, look for both and grab whichever unit comes along at a great price. However, if you really want a 3BR, then narrow your search to that and get one for the best price possible, accepting that since there are fewer 3BR's you will likely not find as good a steal on a 3BR as potentially on a 2BR, but in the long run the extra money may be well worth it, especially if you really want a 2BR most times.
3BR's are also a nice consideration depending upon what stage of life you are in and whether or not your family dynamics is likely to change over the next several years. When making a purchase, it is good to consider not only your needs today but what they may be in 5 or 10 years.