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Old 09-08-2019, 07:26 AM
 
Location: SW Florida
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I loved the fact it had 60 windows , i fell in love with it. A wood burning fireplace inside and also outside in the courtyard. Big back porches, large kitchen, that overlooks the golf course. A big walk in closet. Everything about this house i loved. School was in the neighborhood for my grandchildren. A very friendly neighborhood that cares !
Wow - 60 windows. Cleaning them must take days.... My small house (1176 sq. ft.) has 15 windows plus a sliding glass door. I love how bright it is and only one small window has a western exposure so I get great sunlight without too much heat.
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Old 09-08-2019, 08:07 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Because my wife said so.
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Old 09-08-2019, 09:34 AM
 
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I looked at a lot of homes. The one I selected is a bright and sunny 3 storey 3 BR townhome with a huge eat in kitchen that holds a long table and also has an 8 by 4 island and 20 foot deck. It has a double door pantry in the kitchen and more cabinets than I can use. It has the main view of a main treed residential street with wide walking paths but is set back from it; therefore it doesn't seem like I am in Townhouse Land. It also has a front yard, garage and fireplace rec room on first floor and a fenced backyard. There is a 1/2 bath on first and 2nd floors; and 2 full ones on the 3rd floor. It has a floor height wall of 3 windows in the kitchen and 3 large adjacent windows in the MBR. The LR/DR combo is also large and features a 3 window box bay bump out and 1 other large window. I had to update the kitchen with granite and new appliaces; floors on all floors, and lighting and plumbing fixtures throughout but it was worth it.
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Old 09-08-2019, 09:45 AM
 
Location: Chicago area
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4 miles from work, decent neighborhood, I liked the layout, fenced in yard for dogs, good condition.
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Old 09-08-2019, 11:01 AM
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Location: Tucson Arizona
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Gorgeous property. Couple of acres, end of the road, backs up on open land and a red rock butte.

Also convenient to shopping and restaurants, neighbors aren't too close, no HOA, and a low enough price that we could pay cash.
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Old 09-08-2019, 05:13 PM
 
Location: USA
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Identified and signed a contract after a whole 90 minutes of looking. I was getting a divorce and couldn’t take living in my apartment another minute. It was what I could afford in 1998.

Fast forward to today and I’m still in the same place. I remarried and my wife loves our little house. We remodeled it in 2014 and just installed shutters last month. It’s paid off and we’ll sell it in a few years as we retire and move.

The next home will be on 10 acres which we purchased earlier this year. I wouldn’t call it a dream home but it’ll have everything we want and maybe more depending on the markets when we sell. Our county is one of the fastest growing in the US and our home is one of the least expensive in our zip code. Going less expensive means buying an apartment...err.....condo. I feel pretty good about our chances at the moment.
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Old 09-09-2019, 10:55 AM
 
Location: Sugarland
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It had most of what I was looking for in a house.
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Old 09-09-2019, 11:12 AM
 
Location: Round Rock, Texas
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an actual wrap around porch, the home's character, the large lot, the pool.

In twenty minutes both my husband and I fell in love with it.

Didn't matter if it was somewhat dated either.
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Old 09-09-2019, 12:59 PM
 
Location: Lost in Montana *recalculating*...
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Because my wife said so.
DING DING!!! Winner! Winner! Chicken Dinner!!
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Old 09-09-2019, 01:48 PM
 
Location: So Cal
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This is going to sound weird, but we moved three doors up from where my husband and his ex-wife lived before their divorce. He really liked the neighborhood and wanted to live there again. I didn't mind because I like it, too.

Though the house is small and on a steep hill, it's across the street from a forested city park and has an ocean view. We thought we overpaid for the house in 1986, but since then it has appreciated at least 500%. So it turned out to be a good investment.

The ex-wife moved away before we moved in, in case anyone was wondering.
Kinda.
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