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Old 04-26-2017, 06:28 PM
 
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I was scrolling through some historic cottages to get paint color ideas and saw a beautiful house for sale in TN. I'm in GA. I have no intention of leaving GA or my job. But I just can't stop thinking about the house. It is so beautiful and perfect. I even looked through job postings for Nashville which is crazy. I wonder if anyone has ever completely uprooted their life and family because they found the perfect house. And if they regretted it later?
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Old 04-26-2017, 06:57 PM
 
Location: CA
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All the time I fall in love with houses in other states but I know how bored I would be there.
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Old 04-26-2017, 08:19 PM
 
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Yeah, I keep telling myself I bet the neighbors would be horrible or it's probably a flood plain.
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Old 04-26-2017, 08:24 PM
 
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I once became so obsessed with a house in Maine I looked into buying it and using it as a rental until I someday had a use for it. Then came to my senses and realized taking care of a house 4 hours away would be a bad idea.
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Old 04-27-2017, 04:29 AM
 
Location: Bloomington IN
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It wasn't in another state but within a mile of where I live. The house was about 1/3 the size of my house. We weren't planning to sell.

There is a type of ranch house in my area built from the local limestone in the 50's and 60's. Typically it has a 1 car garage, no dining room, a laundry in the basement and some other things I would never consider. This one had a 2 car garage, an upstairs laundry, a dining room with a double sided fireplace, and other features I've imagined I might like in a retirement house. Plus it was probably undervalued and much less than I would be willing to spend. I kept hoping for an open house. I imagined all the updates I would make. I even was willing to overlook the less than ideal location. I was a little sad when I saw it sold.
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Old 04-27-2017, 06:23 AM
 
Location: Sector 001
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It's not the house itself, rather the location I fall in love with.
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Old 04-27-2017, 06:48 AM
 
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Yes. I almost purchased a house I saw on a blog about historic homes for sale. It was in my commuting area but much farther out than I was. I toured it twice and took family with me for their input. But in the end, it just needed way too much work. If I would have wanted to live there for 30 years, it would have been worthwhile. But I didn't.

I also almost bought a farm in Maine. There is a website where you can find farms for sale there-- a lot of the older famers are looking to retire/sell and want younger people to take over. There was one which I thought was incredible and affordable. The owner chatted for some time with my mate and I. In the end, it was just too much.

Sometimes you need to go with your gut. If a house is calling to you and you can't shake it, it may be worth seriously thinking about, despite the impracticalities. Life is funny.
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Old 04-27-2017, 06:50 AM
 
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Yeah, I keep telling myself I bet the neighbors would be horrible or it's probably a flood plain.
Why not take a weekend visit? Maybe there is a reason that you feel so drawn to this.
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Old 04-27-2017, 07:46 AM
 
Location: fluid
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I saw a little home built in a hill, but it's way out in rural inland Delaware >_< not my bag at this time in my life


the fun is in the wanting!
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Old 04-27-2017, 07:50 AM
 
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One of my favorite things to do is pick a state, and go to Realtor.com and look at houses for sale. I go county by county, looking at houses in my price range. What with the google streets feature...it's like traveling through the areas.


There are houses that still stick out in my mind. One was a house somewhere in Texas, can't remember exactly where now, but the house was built at the turn of the century, with old fashioned wallpaper, fancy woodwork, interesting kitchen...just fascinating to me.


Another house, in Lake Charles LA, I referred to as my Barbie Dream House. It overlooked the Gulf, up on stilts, beautiful deck, beautiful rooms. WAAAAY out of our price range...thus the dream house. LOL


Another was some place in California, between a couple of mountain ranges, but looked like a desert area. The house was perfectly fine, but what fascinated me was this patio in the middle of the front yard, with a fire pit and lawn chairs. I could perfectly imagine night time being the best part of the day, and sitting outside looking at the stars. There was nothing else around but this house...so I'm sure the night sky would've been breath-taking.
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