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Drawbacks to a big 'McMansion'

21 August 2014

The age of the Aussie dream of owning your own quarter acre block with a big backyard seem over, the biggest trend in property in recent times has been the advent of the ‘McMansion’. 

McMansions are typically large houses utilising as much space of the block to build the biggest house possible, often at the expense of a front and backyard. 

Generally in today’s property market, when it comes to new homes bigger is better, but what are the drawbacks other than disdainful looks from snobs who think they lack class? 

1. Big Home = Big Price

Bigger homes are more expensive. 

2. Re-sale potential 

Although a big McMansion might be your idea of a dream house, it might actually be harder to sell down the track as a result. That is because not everyone wants a big house and the pool of potential buyers is often smaller. 

3. Looking after the property 

All that space means much more work and upkeep when it comes to keeping it clean and maintaining it. This is especially true if you have extra amenities such as a swimming pool.

4. Less privacy

If maintaining your big property is too big an ongoing job for you, you might be enlisting the help of some professionals. From security guards to housekeepers to pool cleaners…it means more people coming through and being involved in your property.

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