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What makes a house purchase a 10? It rapidly increases in value, and it makes you feel great every day you live in it. If you only get money out of the deal, I'd give the purchase a five. What's so great about a feel-great house, and why should you want one? It fits your lifestyle, its colors ebb and flow through the house in a calming fashion, the room shapes and openings have a logic that makes furniture arranging easy, and it still looks good five years after you bought it – a period that also brought two more children and a dog into the household. So, how do you get from here to there and end up with a house that is a win-win both financially and personally? Engage some expertise in the "make my house work for me" department. If you are working with an architect, he or she will...