I went looking for Tara

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What is a country estate? As I travel around, I always pick up the real estate ads and news papers and I have found that "country estate" is used in every market, but the meaning is not the same.


As a Broker I would use "country estate" to describe a farm with pastures, long paved drive leading up to a TARA sized home.  I would expect barns and the land to be fenced for horses or cows.  The opening credits for Dallas would roll over the view.  Somethings grand and estate like. No close neighbors and certainly not part of a subdivision.


I recently made a trip two counties over and had sometime to spend waiting on a friend.  We drove out to a "country estate" and I was very surprised.  The builder/broker needs to read a book or see a tv series to know what a real "country estate" is. I was informed this was a country estate...it has 4 acres and a pool in the back yard.  No barns, no pasture and certainly the house was a dissappointment for me.  I guess this is what I get when I go looking for TV style "Country Estate" instead of reality "Country Estate".

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Michele Connors
The Overton Group, LLC Pitt & Carteret County - Greenville, NC
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Alot of descriptions can be misleading and disappointing when you pull up ! 


Apr 29, 2016 05:18 AM #1
Susan Laxson CRS
Palm Properties - La Quinta, CA
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Hi Gwen, yes I understand that many of us use descriptive words that don't necessarily measure up to what they should be. I guess it depends on where you live. Thanks for sharing.

Apr 29, 2016 05:22 AM #2
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
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Well, Gwen, I wouldn't say we're Tara, but we DO have a lot of what you described as our own place!  We've named it On Golden Ranch. For a variety of reasons,  because we have Goldens, a knock-off of On Golden Pond (we're actually on a creek, but whatever!) and our Golden Years to be spent here!

I enjoyed this piece, and good points made!

May 31, 2016 09:48 AM #3
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