There is No Place Like Home!

By
Real Estate Broker/Owner with Van Blake-Coleman Realty, St. Thomas/www.talk-to-Tanya.com 1-16940-1B

 

When I first thought about doing a blog entitled "There Ia No Place Like Home" my first thought was what rooms in my home would I want to publicly share photographs of and stories about. Then it occurred to me that was not really what makes any house a home but rather what takes place in a house is what makes it a home. Compounding that thought is the acts of love are not contained by specific walls, either.  Which naturally lead me to those that are nearest and dearest to my heart.

Now everyone I love is not featured in the pictures, so I hope no one is offended that a shot of them is not included. It does not mean I love you any less. I have a large and loving family on both sides and wonderful friends.  No matter where I go, from Chicago, Atlanta, New Mexico, New Jersey, Virginia, St. Thomas, St. Kitts, California and many other places I always feel the warmth and support of family.

Having a passion for real estate I can't help but add that when buyers discover a home that fits them there is an emotional connection that occurs. Yes, there are bricks and mortar and maybe even beaches or pools but it is that sense of, "this feels like home" that is the overwhelming force. It must be close to the school for the children and convenient to work with a great kitchen and enough bedrooms for everyone and, oh yes, a man cave for Dad.

We have chosen to make our home in a place that has breathtaking beauty in expected and some not so expected places. A place which allows  for "limin" or sailing, diving and hiking.  It is all about life style. If you prefer a lot of intellectual stimulus you may choose to live where there are museums and universities. If you are physically active you may want to be close to bike trails or mountains to climb. It is all a personal choices and it is what makes life worth living. Wherever you have chosen to live, I am sure, to you, "There is No Place Like Home".

 

This is my entry in the "There's No Place Like Home" contest

 

Comments (7)

Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

I've been to St. Thomas a few times....only for 1-day visits while cruising.  So gorgeous!  What a wonderful place to call home!

Oct 31, 2013 10:13 PM
Tanya Van Blake-Coleman
Van Blake-Coleman Realty, St. Thomas/www.talk-to-Tanya.com - St Thomas, VI
Improving the Quality of Your Life

Hi Sharon, We are the most popular destination for cruise ships in the Caribbean. Next time you come through give a shout and I will give you  my personal tour of the island.

Nov 01, 2013 12:16 AM
Liz Wallace
Century 21 Sherlock Homes - Rockville Centre, NY
Broker C21 Sherlock Homes, Rockville Centre, LI, N

How very blessed you are to be able to call such a beautiful place home.  Thanks for posting to the contest.

Nov 02, 2013 05:54 AM
Tanya Van Blake-Coleman
Van Blake-Coleman Realty, St. Thomas/www.talk-to-Tanya.com - St Thomas, VI
Improving the Quality of Your Life

Than you!

 

Nov 06, 2013 12:03 PM
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor
Tanya, great entry for contest, but I can sense it is from deep down inside you. Thanks for sharing your family with all of us.
Nov 27, 2013 07:09 AM
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Great photos of your family & friend who visits. Beautiful island.

Nov 27, 2013 08:20 AM
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

Tanya, having sailed in the place you call home, I completely "get" the feeling that you are embraced not only by family, but by Mother Earth. It is a part of heaven that I think of with very fond memories!

Feb 02, 2014 11:00 PM