@babette. I sold my home with steps, and bought a single duplex with no steps and no basement. I live alone so its perfect for me. I have three bedrooms, 2 baths, kitchen, dining and living room and a nice size fenced in yard. I have copd, lung cancer and a bad back and I must say it is so much easier. I did it while I could make a lot of the decisions now instead of putting it off until decisions had to be made for me. Good luck on your decision.