We See Cookie Cutter Homes in all Centuries!

If we all think about it this is 100% correct, we have seen homes with a lot of the same features over the years. 

Original content by Susan Emo

When I initially meet with my Buyers, one of the first things they share is that they DO NOT WANT A COOKIE CUTTER HOME!  (Which isn't so surprising as I do tend to list the more unique properties in the area)

This is defined as what was once called Tract Housing and has now expanded into the typical suburban developments that we see sprawling outside of most city centres.  You would be hard pressed to find a major difference between your home and your neighbours other than the colour of your front door!

From Wikipedia, a photo of the typical cookie cutter development in Markham, Ontario:

What I've found is that regardless of when the home was built, it would have been 'cookie cutter' in its own day.

Look at these two photos and tell me if you think they're similar?

and this is a home coming on the market Monday the 27th July

 Very similar aren't they!!

Even though these two homes were built in two different centuries and a brave journey of at least a full day by horse and carriage, they have very strong similarities throughout.

When the expert stone masons of yesteryear found something that worked, they stuck with it!

So, if you are looking for a unique home, it very well may have been "Cookie Cutter" in its own day.  If you're looking for a unique home in the Kingston and 1000 Islands area, Susan Emo Sells Unique Homes









If you're thinking about selling, I'd love to meet with you and provide a Market Analysis and go over my Marketing Plan - it is the little things that make the difference.**

 Susan Emo
Sales Representative,
Sotheby's International Realty Canada, Brokerage*
Kingston, Ontario


 Serving the Kingston, Gananoque and the 1000 Islands Region
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Comments (6)

Stefan Winter
Real Estate in IL & NV | Owner of Real Estate Web Tech | Daily Vlogger - Las Vegas, NV
Owner - Winter Group & Real Estate Web Tech

If it works why fix it? Most clients start out not wanting the cookie cutter home but each can still be unique in its own way.

Jul 25, 2015 09:33 AM
Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

Thanks for the reblog Ken 360.609.0226 Portland OR & Vancouver WA Real Estate Broker 

Jul 25, 2015 10:17 AM
Ronald DiLalla
Century 21 Discovery DRE 01813824 - Anaheim, CA
No. Orange Cty Real Estate

Hi Ken, unijque here in So
Cal is a custom built home and that puts it in a different moneh category.

Jul 25, 2015 10:23 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

This is a good selection for a re-blog. Have an outstanding week.

Jul 26, 2015 07:48 AM
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


Thanks for sharing an interesting post.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Jul 26, 2015 11:28 AM
Don Hess
KW Elite Keller Williams 1280 Plaza Blvd. Lancaster, PA 17601 - Quarryville, PA

I once worked in the engineering dept of a building materials supplier. We engineered wall panels and roof trusses for contractors and developers. It got so I could drive down any street and describe the floor plan of whatever home I stopped in front of without entering the house.

Good re-blog.

Jul 29, 2015 03:53 AM