better house or better location. i feel like i have to sacrifice somewhere. not in a huge wayhi, i am toying between 2 houses. one is great location with NO gross streets any where around, but the house needs updates. basement has red shag rug, bar that needs to be ripped out and paneling that needs to be painted over. the other is in a good area. street that it is located on is nice, but about 2 streets over there are a lot of dumpy houses. however, the house itself is amazing. i am having a hard time deciding whether to sacrifice a little location for more house? or go with the house with the amazing location and the house that needs updating. p.s. i am a single mom with limited income to do a bunch of updates.... everyone says location, location, location.... so in my heart i agree, but will i resent a house that is outdated that i can't afford to fix up? over time the income will be there as long as i am smart and don't live beyond my means, but it is a tough call. i made an offer twice on the house with the shag carpet and the sellers won't budge or even counter. it is discouraging as i have been looking for a year. 3 bedrooms 1 plus bath, quiet side street, under 310K. that isn't asking too much - is it??!! :(June 14 2011 - Billerica11YesReport a ProblemProblemSelect oneOffensive contentIrrelevant contentSpam (pure self-promotion)OtherDetailsYour emailPlease enter a valid email address.Submit CancelContent flaggedWe will review this content. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.We're sorry. This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.