Kim Cook | Billerica MA Real Estate, Chelmsford MA Real Estate, Burlington MA Real Estate


It may not look like it, but a one level house can be as roomy as a two story home. Newer one level homes are designed with highly functional open floor plans. Colonial or ranch style roofs give these homes a traditional appearance, making them look as if they are two floors instead of one from the outside.

Because a one story house may be longer or wider than a two story house, you may get more yard with a one story home. Both housing structures offer rewards and limitations. Following are key features, including pros and cons, that are good to consider when trying to decide whether you want to buy a one level house or a two story home.

Square footage – If you live alone, you may not need or want much space in your home. You may be happy with a house that’s 900 square feet. A small, one level home may cost less while giving you all the room that you want. Should you have a large family, you may want 900 square feet of space on each floor, for a total of 1,800 square feet of living space.

Functionality– Houses that are designed with lots of rooms and doors may feel cramped, even if there is a lot of square footage in the house. Do you want a house that allows you to keep an eye on young children? Not only could an open floor plan help meet this need, so too could a one level house. On the other hand, if you have older children and want them to have a great deal of privacy, a two story house could prove best. A two story house would allow your older children to spend time upstairs in their bedroom for an hour or two while you had free reign on the house’s first floor.

Physical health – Arthritis and other health challenges could make it hard to climb stairs. Other challenges that stairs cause include children falling down stairs and older pets having to climb stairs. If you plan on living at your house for several years, think about what your lifestyle will be like a few years after you move into the house. Right now, you may not mind climbing stairs each time you do laundry, head to bed or retrieve an item from your bedroom. Yet, five to six years later, you may not want to climb stairs so frequently. Having older parents living with you is another point to consider when thinking about whether to buy a one level or a two story home.

Number ofrooms – Two story homes tend to have more rooms with doors. You may want roomswith doors for office space, bedrooms for teenage children or guest space. Ifyou plan on renting out a portion of your home, a two story house is almost amust.

Think about the different ways that you will use your home. For example, if you plan on using your home to conduct business, a two story house may prove more efficient.That way, you could use one level for the business and another level solely for family.



26 Eastview Ave, Billerica, MA 01821

Single-Family

$444,900
Price

5
Rooms
2
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Don't miss this fantastic opportunity to be in one of Billerica's finest neighborhoods. Sparkling clean and well maintained raised ranch will easily convert to 3 bedrooms. Beat the summer heat with central air or take a dip in your in ground pool. In the winter, snuggle up by the fireplace in the front to back family room. Enjoy the privacy of being set at the end of the avenue on a lovely wooded lot complete with irrigation system. Showings start right away, no waiting for an open house. Offers reviewed immediately so make your offer today and beat the competition! (Back on market due to buyer needing to sell his home before making a purchase)
Open House
Sunday
September 24 at 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM
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Location: 26 Eastview Ave, Billerica, MA 01821    Get Directions

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26 Eastview Ave, Billerica, MA 01821

Single-Family

$444,900
Price

5
Rooms
2
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Don't miss this fantastic opportunity to be in one of Billerica's finest neighborhoods. Sparkling clean and well maintained raised ranch will easily convert to 3 bedrooms. Beat the summer heat with central air or take a dip in your in ground pool. In the winter, snuggle up by the fireplace in the front to back family room. Enjoy the privacy of being set at the end of the avenue on a lovely wooded lot complete with irrigation system. Showings start right away, no waiting for an open house. Offers reviewed immediately so make your offer today and beat the competition! (Back on market due to buyer needing to sell his home before making a purchase)
Open House
Sunday
September 24 at 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 26 Eastview Ave, Billerica, MA 01821    Get Directions

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26 Eastview Ave, Billerica, MA 01821

Single-Family

$444,900
Price

5
Rooms
2
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Don't miss this fantastic opportunity to be in one of Billerica's finest neighborhoods. Sparkling clean and well maintained raised ranch will easily convert to 3 bedrooms. Beat the summer heat with central air or take a dip in your in ground pool. In the winter, snuggle up by the fireplace in the front to back family room. Enjoy the privacy of being set at the end of the avenue on a lovely wooded lot complete with irrigation system. Showings start right away, no waiting for an open house. Offers reviewed immediately so make your offer today and beat the competition! (Back on market due to buyer needing to sell his home before making a purchase)
Open House
No scheduled Open Houses

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This Single-Family in Tewksbury, MA recently sold for $315,000. This Ranch style home was sold by Kim Cook - LAER Realty Partners.


979 South St, Tewksbury, MA 01876

Single-Family

$329,900
Price
$315,000
Sale Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
1
Baths
One level living at it's finest. Well loved ranch with original owner waiting for it's next owner to love it. Perennial plants throughout the 1/4 acre yard. Back yard level and cleared, a great place to unwind on a nice day. Step in to the kitchen that was updated in the last 10 years. Beautiful sun room with skylights adds to your living space. Basement is partially finished with a room that the current owner used as a spare bedroom. Hardwood floors under carpet in living room and bedrooms. This home could use a few small updates but will really shine when completed. Or, you could move right in and skip the updates. All appliances stay!

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