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Nemo and the Passion of Home Ownership

Real Estate Trends...Why home ownership? The storm is an unexpected reminder of why we love our homes and the lengths we go to in order to maintain them.

As I scrambled to clear the 30 Green Giant Arborvitaes that outline my property of the heavy snow that crushed them nearly in half on Saturday morning, I realized that my first blog about real estate trends just could not be about "days on market" or what's trending in paint color. It occurred to me that home ownership is really about the passion we have to create and maintain one small sliver of the world that we can call our own.  We joke about the "joys" of home ownership when water heaters burst or roofs leak, but there is true satisfaction in sitting back after tending, planting, painting, cleaning, renovating, decorating, or standing up to your knees in snow for hours tending to every snowy branch, and realizing that all of it, for better or worse, belongs to you! 

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Kelly February 17, 2013 at 01:16 PM
So true! Thanks for sharing your perspective, Kerri. I look forward to reading your future posts.
Mark Kelly February 25, 2013 at 03:21 PM
Very true comments. I am currently adding a little sweat equity by updating my home and I take enjoyment in the changes I have made.

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