I had a great Thanksgiving weekend. I spent my Thanksgiving in Mountain View, NY which is one of the coldest places in this country. Cold but very beautiful. I was planning on taking a bunch of pictures and uploading them to my blog, but I did not get that many. I will add the ones that I did get to another post.
The landscape is absolutely beautiful. There was about 2 feet of snow outside my mothers cabin and all of the trees in the back were coated in ice. There are quite a few properties for sale on the main dirt road. Each property has its own drive and is enclosed in trees.
There is one that I really like that is being promoted through and listed by Marshall Realty at 7 Woodlane in Mountain View, NY (also called Owles Head/911 addresses get tricky in this area). The MLS number for this home is 128721. I love this home and I would buy it myself if I could live in that area. I love to visit but I could not see myself living in such a remote location. I recomend this area however if you love the peace and solitude that is a part of this wonderful little community.
Another great thing about the area is that people are so incredibly friendly. My mother has noticed quite a different attitude from what she is used to. She says that where she lived before no one would ever help her with anything. Here her neighbors have all already introduced themselves and they are very helpful. While I was there over the weekend the piping on the woodstove slipped down a little bit because it was newly installed and there were a dozen children or so jumping in every direction. A small leak opened in the piping and a little smoke began leaking out. My mothers neighbor was visiting at the time and noticed the leak. He went home, got his tools, and came over and fixed the problem. My mother naturally asked him how much she owed him. She is not used to people helping each other just because. His response to the question was "nothing, we're neighbors. We need to take care of each other up here".
I am very happy for my parents. They have lived a difficult life and they definately deserve to finish it out in comfort. This post isn't really about real estate or lending, I just want to share the joy that I have for my parents. There were 23 of us (family members) who showed up at my parents new home for Thanksgiving. We were missing about 8 people who could not make it. The house was packed, everyone was smiling, the food was phenominal, and the warmth from the woodstove was charming. We all had a great time .... I hope all of you did too!!