house: Is it Possible Really to Buy or Sell a "Home?" - 01/21/10 11:57 AM
Can you really buy or sell a home? Neither this world nor any of its place is an "environment."  And a house for sale is not a "home."  Wendell Berry. p.19  of "The Mad farmer Poems"    I have been thinking about how we use the words home and house.

First, some ways we use "home" that are nonsense with "house."    We can "go home" but we don't "go house."   We can feel "at home"  but we don't "feel at house." We refer to "home baked foods" but not "house baked  goods."   We "write home" about our … (4 comments)

house: Advice to Sellers, Part 2, Emotionally detaching yourself from your home. - 11/06/08 12:55 PM
Yesterday I wrote about the importance of making your home a house before you put it on the market.
Today I want to continue that theme by focusing on how to emotionally separate yourself from your home so that you can begin to make it feel more like a house.
•1)      Have continued conversations with your spouse/significant other about how you can transition healthily from the place you have lived to a new home.  Without these conversations one of you may be ready to leave and the other may undermine the whole process even subconsciously.  When Kathy and I began thinking … (1 comments)

house: Advice to Sellers, Make your Home a House. - 11/05/08 10:31 AM
This is the beginning of a series of blogs on tips for sellers.  This may be especially appropriate for FSBO (For Sale by Owners).  Remember that your home is not a home to buyers.  You must distant yourself from your home emotionally as much as possible.  Do everything possible to make your home look, smell and feel like a house, not a home.      Here are some suggestions on how to do that.

•1)      If you have a pet do everything possible to get all of the pet evidence out of the house.  You may not even smell the odors … (0 comments)

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