How do you choose a space for your family?
We are house-hunting, as we recently sold our home. Our seach has yielded a series of "almost perfect" houses. Almost perfect, but only one bathroom and on a different floor than the bedrooms. Almost perfect, but too far away, in an undesireable school district. Almost perfect, but slightly too small. Each house has been so almost perfect that we almost love them, but there's that one something about them doesn't fit.
It's an interesting dilemma. Buy the house that's big enough, but not in the area you wanted? Buy the house that's smaller than you wanted, but with desireable yard/school district/neighborhood? Or rent and keep looking?
How do you choose a space for your family? What's important to you in a home? In a neighborhood? Would you prefer lots of room in a second or third-choice area, or a tight squeeze in a dreamy neighborhood? Or would you hold out for the perfect combination?