Three big housing decisions you may face

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Making housing decisions requires evaluating lifestyles and current needs. Valley News/Courtesy photo
Jane Kepley Special to Valley News Housing decisions are never small. Where you choose to live impacts your budget, your job prospects and your social life. And in the future, your home plays a major role in what your retirement might look like (financially and logistically). For these reasons, housing decisions require plenty of careful consideration. Want to be prepared to make the right choice when the time comes? Start here. Should you build or buy? Both building a new home or buying an existing one can be good choices. You’ll typically pay more for a new home, but it will likely need fewer repairs and have lower maintenance costs. Existing homes, on the other hand, are usually cheaper upfront. They may come with more issues and potential repairs, though. I
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