Turning your home into that “dream house”

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Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Professionals

Turning your home into that “dream house”

Most Oakland County home buyers come to us with expectations for a home that exceed their budgets. Most people aren’t buying their “forever home” (too much time on pet finder with dogs looking for their forever homes). Many settle for something they like, build some equity and sell in 6 or 7 years and upgrade.

But some are buying that forever home now. Or at least plan on living there long term. I fall into this category. I plan on retiring in my house and living here until I die. The house is less than perfect. The property was less than perfect, too. But both had the potential to become as close as my budget allows to my dream home.

The only thing that concerned me on my home inspection was the ability to add a second story over the rest of the house. It’s a farm house with an upstairs only over half the footprint. I haven’t added the 2nd story, yet, but have made significant changes. I built a pole barn. Added a couple ponds and a “wildlife habitat” next to the ponds- 5 acres of prairie grass and wildflowers. Planted hundreds of pine trees, lilacs, rose of Sharon bushes…

The point is, if you go into your home purchase with a plan, you can more easily achieve as close a proximity to dream home status as your budget, imagination and handyman/landscaping skills allow.

 

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Jackie Hawley, Realtor
ReMax Encore
Jackie@JackieHawley.com
(248)736-6407

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Jackie Hawley, Realtor, ePro

ReMax Encore
Cell: (248)736-6406
Jackie@JackieHawley.com 
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Rainmaker
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David Shamansky
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Good points. The home doesnt HAVE to be everything but if it has potential to make it into that then what are you waiting for???

Nov 12, 2014 10:37 AM #1
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Jackie Hawley
Coldwell Banker Professionals - Oxford, MI
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Exactly! Most people want more than they can afford- human nature.

Nov 12, 2014 10:43 AM #2
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Inna Ivchenko
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Everyone has a different opinion what is a 'dream house' is. I've listed a houses that were 'luxury' , upgraded and 'ready to move'( not new), but I always had visitors who would change this and that. It is very difficult to find a 'perfect' house. You buy a house and you make it perfect home for you;)

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