Sunshine on my shoulder...Makes me happy!

Real Estate Agent with Atlanta Communities 303302

Thanks to John Denver for the lyrics and the song, As I sit in my basement office this morning blogging away, I am lit up like a spotlight from the sun streaming in through my windows. The sun has filled my office with its golden glow and I like it. When I bought my home I never even considered which way it faced. You should.

Sunlight can make your home feel larger and put you in a good mood. It can warm your home in the winter and bake it in the summer. The way a home sits on the property should be considered when buying a home.

The back of my home faces south east, hence the sunshine. The problem is that my front yard faces north west and I get very little sunlight on my yard. This causes me to work twice as hard to keep a healthy front yard. Since I tend to live in the back of my home, I like seeing the sunlight and will pass on yard of the month.

When looking at a potential home, make sure you check out how the home sits. What direction does it face? Does the deck in the back bake in the afternoon sun rendering it useless for the summer months? These are things I wish I had thought about before purchasing my current home. I don't think it would have changed my mind, but I might have landscaped a bit differently. Makes sure when you are looking at homes that the way the home faces will fit your lifestyle.

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Peter den Boer, Associate Broker, Realtor

Atlanta Communities Real estate Brokerage


Ph. 770.713.1545


I write about daily life as a Realtor in the Towne Lake Community in Woodstock Georgia.


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Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
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I have always considered the orientation of the home on the property Peter. It may not be the deal breaker but something to consider when buying.

Nov 13, 2013 09:55 PM #1
Harold Smith
Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices - Acworth, GA

My house faces south so I get morning and afternoon sun and I like it. Never thought of that before, thanks Peter.

Nov 13, 2013 10:16 PM #2
Peter den Boer
Atlanta Communities - Woodstock, GA
MBA,GRI, Associate Broker, Realtor

Tom - Always important.

Harold - My pleasure!

Nov 13, 2013 11:07 PM #3
Belinda Spillman
Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado - Aurora, CO
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Peter,  Colorado misses John Denver.  I had a husband once who looked so much like John Denver down to the wire rimmed glasses.

Nov 14, 2013 05:49 AM #4
Scott Larson
BHHS/Utah Properties - Park City, UT
Park City, Utah Real Estate News

Great point Peter, exposure is really an important part of any decision and especially in Park City where homes on north facing hills have longer winters and get colder earlier in the afternoon during the winter, an important consideration for anyone I think.

Nov 14, 2013 07:14 AM #5
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