Bedrooms upstairs and downstairs

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Hi! Looking to buy my first property. I saw a house today that had 2 bedrooms downstairs and 1 large bedroom upstairs. Upstairs only had said bedroom and a bathroom. My question is, is this marketable? Is it a turn off for prospective tenants? What are your thought? Do you own a rental with a similar layout and works well for you? This is in the Cleveland market, City of Euclid. 1100 soft total.

Let me know your thoughts! Thank you.

I sold an inherited house in CA with that layout. Upstairs bedroom was huge and had a nice bathroom.   It sold well.  It works for families with older kids downstairs, mom and dad upstairs, or 2 adult generation families with one child e.g. grandparents, parent, and one kid.

Originally posted by @Martin Moran :

Hi! Looking to buy my first property. I saw a house today that had 2 bedrooms downstairs and 1 large bedroom upstairs. Upstairs only had said bedroom and a bathroom. My question is, is this marketable? Is it a turn off for prospective tenants? What are your thought? Do you own a rental with a similar layout and works well for you? This is in the Cleveland market, City of Euclid. 1100 soft total.

Let me know your thoughts! Thank you.

This is an extremely common layout for houses in Euclid, and really all over the Cleveland area. It's probably a cape cod or bungalow, right? I am guessing built in the 1950s. More often than not, the upstairs was not originally finished... then decades ago someone finished it into a third bedroom. There are tons of houses like this on the market, both for rent and for sale, and it is totally accepted as normal by renters and buyers. It's actually rare to find a 1950s cape where the second floor ISN'T finished into a third bedroom in cities like Euclid. Check out the rental listings on Zillow in Euclid, Garfield Heights, Maple Heights, and Parma... all those cities have lots of capes, and you'll see them listed as rentals regularly.