What Makes a House a Home?
Everyone has their own sense of what makes a house a home. For some it's not home until grandmother's china is on display in the dining room. For others it isn't home until they've made their own home theater where they'll enjoy movies every weekend. Most everyone can agree that a house isn't a home until you've added your loved ones. Maybe you've christened your house by hosting a family Thanksgiving feast. Or maybe it's a regularly occurring weekend cookout in the warmer months.
For me, one of the most important things that makes my house a home are my pets. They are there to curl up next to me on the couch and fall asleep with me watching TV late at night. They are there to greet me with their bright eyes when I come home from a long day out with clients. They are in my face in the morning reminding me they are hungry. They love curling up on my fresh laundry, hot out of the dryer. Or they are there to enjoy the fresh breeze blowing in from an open window when spring rolls around.
If you live in Manassas, Gainesville, Bristow or Haymarket and would like to add a furry family member to your home, NVAL always has cats and dogs for adoption. Click this link to view their featured pet of the week, or see other animals they have for adoption that are in need of a loving home. Pets add so much warmth to a home. If you don't have one, you don't know what you are missing.
Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker- Licensed in Virginia, GRI, SFR, Northern Virginia Short Sale Specialist. Affiliated with Long & Foster, 7526 Limestone Drive, Gainesville, VA 20155. To contact Chris Ann, call 703-402-0037 or email chrisann@LNF.com. Or you can visit her website: www.nvarealestate.net.
Header photos taken by Chris Ann Cleland.
The opinions expressed in this post are those of Chris Ann Cleland, not those of Long & Foster REALTORS®.