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Old 06-30-07, 08:43 PM   #1
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Corner Lots. Why do you want them?

I have always been perplexed why a house on a corner lot is a PLUS. It is always listed as so on a real estate listing. But honestly, why is it such a big deal?
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Old 06-30-07, 08:47 PM   #2
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Bigger lot.
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More room to run a rider mower.

Corner lots sometimes really suck... a lot of them in Austin have 1/2 to 3/4 of the plot of land being easements, so you end up paying big dollars in real estate taxes on land you are unable to use, or even fence in.
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Old 06-30-07, 08:59 PM   #4
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I've owned one; didn't really care for it. I wouldn't pay extra for one.
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Old 06-30-07, 09:00 PM   #5
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Only two direct neighbors?

Better to get a lot at the end of a dead-end street where other potential lots don't "perk."

I have an end-of-street lot, and essentially have only one neighbor within 30' of my house. Nice.
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Old 06-30-07, 09:00 PM   #6
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open on 2 sides instead of being crowded by neighbors on both sides...
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Also, street traffic on both sides. Less privacy in a lot of cases too, because you can't build side fences as tall as backyard fences.
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Also, street traffic on both sides. Less privacy in a lot of cases too, because you can't build side fences as tall as backyard fences.
Jes' sayin': Check out the homes at the dead-ends of the streets in the neighborhoods which interest you....
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Old 06-30-07, 10:04 PM   #9
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It's great because everyone uses your lawn as a short cut when catching the bus, walking the dog etc. Dig small holes in the lawn, and cover with leaves. It's a great spectators sport.

Let the games begin!
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Old 06-30-07, 11:38 PM   #10
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I own the end of the lane.
My place borders Ca. State Park (redwoods up the ying yang). No house closer than 50 yards away.
Steven (living in a town of 100)
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It's great because everyone uses your lawn as a short cut when catching the bus, walking the dog etc. Dig small holes in the lawn, and cover with leaves. It's a great spectators sport.

Let the games begin!
Just make sure you've paid your homeowner's insurance premium!
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Bigger lot.
Yeah that's right. I prefer the inside-corner lot as it looks small and unassuming from the front, but opens up hugely as you go towards the back of the lot. I've got about as much area as both my neighbors combined and about 10x the yard-space:



Gives lots of room for... PARTIES !!!!


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Old 07-01-07, 01:38 AM   #13
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Why does that look like a bunch of grandmas having said "parties" danno?
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Huh? I can only spot one grandma...





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