1- I lived in several places this year, and I'm moving again tomorrow. The best part of any of them was size (except for cleaning).
2- Full rebuilds. They all have serious structural issues.
3- Avoid yards. Too much maintenance. Avoid ground floor windows. Include decent drainage, sound proofing, and design everything for my height instead of my hobbit sized relatives.
I hope your move goes well.
Why avoid ground floor windows?
To clarify, that applies mostly to street facing windows. Although I'm not a fan of excessive windowage in general. I can't relax if I feel I'm too visible or audible from the outside. Also, at ground floor you are susceptible to drunk stranger shenanigans, unwanted neighbour interactions, and entry by dumb fearless animals.
Ah, that makes sense. I usually like having windows available so that I can air the place out, provided the air outside is fresh enough.
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