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by itself in a great neighborhood..<br><br>
I just don't want to make a wrong $ decision & thought about asking here to see if anyone else has a 2-floor newer home that is not wedged in between other houses.<br><br>
We have been home hunting for almost 5 months & we found a beautiful contender this weekend (great interior, wood floors, neutral decor. good size for our needs, ect) BUT the house stands alone on somewhat of a "penninsula" in a great neighborhood. There is no real protection from strong winds, ect since the house has no real next door neighbors or any tall mature trees (the home was built in 2001) When we were looking at it it was a pretty windy day & it felt like the wind was screaming around the house, almost shaking like - just the upstairs. Plus the upstairs felt like it was absorbing a lot of heat. Other than that, great home, good sized yard in the back, nice deck with built in large trellised bench.<br><br>
The house is also sort of built on a slight hill.
 

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In the summer a 2 story house will be hotter in the upstairs because heat rises.<br><br>
Can you check into any regulations on whether you can plant trees to provide some wind barrier? Here the newer developments will hardly let you plant a raspberry bush much less trees that provide protection & privacy.
 

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our house is on top of a hill, and I know the sound and feeling you're describing, LOL! You get used to it after a while. We've planted some fast growing trees, but mostly for shade, not a wind break. Any 2 story home will have upstairs heating/cooling issues.
 
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