Advantages of Home Ownership

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Advantages of Home Ownership


yardwork is a great workout



One of the most over-looked advantages of homeownership is that yardwork is a great workout! If you are a homeowner who does all the yardwork in the spring, you certainly don't need a gym membership!



After working all day on Sunday and Monday (feeling quite sore the day after), I realized that I don't need to do a treadmill or weight machine this week.

  • Pulling weeds - great for arms and back.
  • Picking up sticks - works the hamstrings.
  • Raking maple seedlings out of the lawn - super workout for core, shoulders, and arms.
  • Splitting hostas and daylilies - great arm, back, and chest exercise.
  • Trying to finish it all before the rain - a true aerobic workout.


We are expecting rain over the next few days, so I have a respite from yardwork, but I will be gearing up for my marathon of weeding and mulching this weekend when the rain stops.
So when you are evaluating the advantages of home-ownership, be sure to include the free health benefits of a great workout without the price of a gym membership--priceless!



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Comments (11)

Beth and Richard Witt
Long Island Cash Home Buyer - Center Moriches, NY
Long Island Cash Home Buyer 516-330-6940

I love working in our yard and I also love the results of my labor and I agree it is a great workout! Happy Day!

May 09, 2012 12:53 AM
Paula McDonald, Ph.D.
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

Great points.  I guess you could call this type of exercise "home-ersize"!  :)

May 09, 2012 12:56 AM
Edward & Celia Maddox
The Celtic Connection Realty - Queen Creek, AZ

Some great information to pass on to prospective buyers.  Thanks for sharing.

May 09, 2012 01:02 AM
Sharon Parisi
United Real Estate Dallas - Dallas, TX
Dallas Homes

Peggy, I like your clever approach to the benefits of home ownership! Yard work does indeed burn calories!

May 09, 2012 01:41 AM
Maureen Belisle-Leong
"The Leong Team" - Jersey City, NJ
Licensed Realtor in New Jersey

Very Creative Prospective.

May 09, 2012 05:58 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Peggy my body is hurting just from reading everything you did ........... LOL

May 09, 2012 07:22 AM
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

I am doing a mortgage for a couple in their 60's buying their first home, that's rght their first home. During the application process, they saisd they wanted to have the American Dream, before it is too late.

May 09, 2012 07:36 PM
Heather Tawes Nelson
Live Better in Arizona - Scottsdale, AZ
Associate Broker, ABR, CLHMS, CRS - Scottsdale, AZ

This is great and so true!! Arizona is a little different though - You can get quite a workout trying to dig into the hard soil and cacti are deceptively heavy. :) 

May 10, 2012 04:36 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Peggy, yardwork IS quite a workout, and think the same thing --- it is a replacement that day for our daily routine!

May 10, 2012 07:32 AM
Diane Daley
Caron's Gateway Real Estate - Northumberland, NH

So true and very well stated it made me chuckle just knowing how much I could relate to this kind of workout... I will re-blog to share. Thanks

May 19, 2012 12:02 PM
Charles Stallions Real Estate Services
Charles Stallions Real Estate Services Inc - Gulf Breeze, FL
Buyers Agent 800-309-3414 Pace and Gulf Breeze,Fl.

Whether Fall or Spring there is so much yard work that can be done here in Florida. But I did have to laugh a little Peggy when I heard this

Dec 03, 2012 11:18 AM