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>>> Which of these do you like best? <<<
Which duplex do you like the most?
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Link1 2 6.90%
Link2 10 34.48%
Link3 3 10.34%
Link4 10 34.48%
Link5 4 13.79%
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transpizzle is offline Old Post 06-27-2004 02:17 AM
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Which of these do you like best?

When I get out of school, I hope to build a duplex, live in one side and rent the other out. Then, after about 5-7 years, move out, rent out the other side and then build my own house, and possibly build 2-3 more duplexes to rent depending on how the first one goes.

I think the following duplexes are quite nice. Which would you rather live in? You can pick more than 1, but please limit to two choices.

Link 1: http://details.coolhouseplans.com/d...=chp2#elevation

Link 2: http://details.coolhouseplans.com/d...=chp2#elevation

Link 3: http://details.coolhouseplans.com/d...dID=35&sid=chp2

Link 4: http://details.coolhouseplans.com/d...dID=36&sid=chp2

Link 5: http://details.coolhouseplans.com/d...=chp2#elevation

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I like #3, I think it is the most stylish. BTW I think this is an excellent plan for someone getting started. It is like owning your own business. A friend of mine and his brother did this when they got out of college. Today they both own two other duplex houses (plus the shared one) and each has their own house. The rent on the duplexes pays all of the mortgages, including the ones on their personal houses.

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transpizzle is offline Old Post 06-27-2004 02:26 AM
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That's what I'm hoping I will be able to do. Thanks for the input! The market where I'm looking to do this is also booming. I'm hoping to buy some land soon because by the time I get out of school it'll be way up.

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Maui is offline Old Post 06-27-2004 02:40 AM
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While I think #3 is the most stylish I like #2 and #4 better.

Why?

The garages act as buffer zones. In the other three designs all look like there are shared walls in the living spaces.

Between #2 and #4 It is a tough call. I think I like #2's floorplan better while I think #4's exterior looks nicer.

I wound up voting for 2 based on the floorplan

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#2 and #5 are my favs by the way. Would sharing wall space be a huge problem? I have no knowledge of how these things are built. Would it be like 2 walls sharing in a single home? Or would there be a thicker wall between them?

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I like #2 and #5 also. If I were going to live in one I think I would choose #2 because of the garages separating the two living areas.

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To be honest I do not know what they are like. I just seems to me that only having 1 wall separate you and your neighbor is more likely to result in noises from one side bleeding over to the other side.

I've never lived in an apartment or a duplex in my life though so I could be wrong.

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When I was a Freshman in college I lived in a duplex with a shared wall between my bedroom and the neighbors. I never noticed any noise coming through the wall.

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I like the floor plan of #2 over the rest of them. Not as fancy on the outside, but the inside is very functional.

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I did exactly what you want to do, almost 20 years ago. Today I have 22 properties over 60 units. Some residential and some commercial.

Looking at floor plans can help, but you will really need to select a lot before you choose the floor plan. There are many factors that lot shape and size can affect. Also you may be limited by zoning laws.

Good luck,

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I voted for plan 4 due to the use of the garages separating the two units. I also liked the little courtyard area in the back. Nice place to hide the AC units, service entrances, perhaps a pocket garden or even a hot tub.

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we're connected to neighbours on both sides and have never heard a thing from either... the only noise heard by one of my neighbours wasn't actually noise it was vibration from my subwoofer.

our (UK) walls are 2 x plasterboard, approx 5" studs (metric equivalent of course) with a 2 layer plaster board core then the studs and the plasterboard on the other side.

noise just ain't getting through that lot.

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I voted 3 and 2 (in that order). The comment above about common walls is important though. I bought half of a duplex a couple of years ago. The only common wall is between the garages. Depending on your strategies, having them classified (zoned?) as townhouses rather than duplexes might make it easier down the road if you decide to sell them off seperately.

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Immediately the 2 with the garage in the middle stood out as obvious choices. However finding lots to build it on might be a problem because of the width.

I have been in some newer duplexes that usually have a block wall seperating each unti. You never really here sound. But I would still go for the garage buffer. The other thing it does is spreads out the backyards a bit more and would make people feel more comfortable. The perception of privacy will sell the place.

I'm not a gambling man but if you had #2 and #5 right beside each other selling/renting for the same amount #2 would out rent #5 10 to 1.

And I would agree with another poster #2 has the better floorplan but not as nice outside as #4.

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I think I like # 2 and #4 best because of the shared wall being garage. That's a huge asset.

A lot of people don't like 2 story houses because they don't want to be climbing stairs all the time, but I happen to like #5 as well, just not as much as #2 and #4.

Good luck! It sounds like a great plan, I hope it works out for you!

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