Thankful for the House We Call Home

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 REB.0759001
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When we bought our current house, we were looking for many things that would add comfort to our life and give us the amenities we sought.  At the time, I was not in the real estate business so the uniqueness of our home has gotten new meaning over the years.

Our house has become the focal point for all family gatherings.  We have celebrated he holidays, there have been bridal and baby showers; a few anniversaries  and numerous birthday parties.

Had we tried to build this home, we could not have come close to reaching anything similar of r anywhere close to what we paid for it at the time.  Over the years, t has just demonstrated it's value repeatedly.

For us, as we get older, it is special as there are only 3 steps to get into the living space of our home.  We have space, over 2,900 square feet on the main level, and I have a 400 sq foot office for myself in the lower level.

It is the house we have made our home, and when we were looking for it, it was desired to have a house that we could live in comfortably when we get older,  Mission accomplished.

 

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Thomas F. Scanlon
Borgida & Company P. C., CPA's - Manchester, CT
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Ed - Well done.  We built our house 16 years ago.  Its been an awesome home since then.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Cheers,

Tom

 

Nov 23, 2016 05:12 AM #11
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Chris Lima
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Great post.  The landscape has made me want to venture north for a visit.

Nov 23, 2016 05:39 AM #12
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Jeanne Gregory
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Very pretty!  Love the trees and landscaping.  Couldn't do your winters though. 

Nov 23, 2016 06:31 AM #13
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
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Beautiful home and setting, Ed! There is something special about a place to call home, wherever it is.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Jeff

Nov 23, 2016 08:32 AM #14
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Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents
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Well, if you could pick up my house in Sacramento and plunk it down on the coast, I'd be happy as a clam. Maybe not too far north where it's cold but a bit further south of Monterey. Just miss the ocean and dislike the 115-degree summers here. I've also discovered the more I "let go" of material things, the more I am at home just about anywhere.

Nov 23, 2016 11:33 AM #15
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You are indeed blessed Ed to live in such a beautiful setting and invite family and friends to create memories together!

Nov 23, 2016 12:46 PM #16
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Richie Alan Naggar
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What is important is that it complimented your life journey Ed Silva quite well

Nov 23, 2016 12:51 PM #17
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Kathryn Acciari
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It sounds like you had great vision when you found this home, Ed. Here's to many happy memories in it!

Nov 24, 2016 03:43 AM #18
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Congratulations on your featured article. We are looking forward to the next one.

Nov 24, 2016 05:07 AM #19
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Gita Bantwal
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I love the landscaping and the deck. Thanks for sharing. Happy thanksgiving 

Nov 24, 2016 05:23 AM #20
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That's what makes a house a home!!!

Our house has become the focal point for all family gatherings.  We have celebrated he holidays, there have been bridal and baby showers; a few anniversaries  and numerous birthday parties

Nov 24, 2016 05:36 AM #21
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Beautiful! I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving in your wonderful home!

Nov 24, 2016 06:27 AM #22
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Kat Palmiotti
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You made your house your home, which is what it's all about! Having a wonderful backyard deck/barbecue area can provide the source of many fond memories!

Nov 24, 2016 06:57 AM #23
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Gary Woltal
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I love the deck, it has such a home feel to it.

Nov 24, 2016 07:11 AM #24
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Debbie Reynolds
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What a lovely home it is too. I know you will be able to enjoy it for many years to come.

Nov 24, 2016 03:58 PM #25
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Patricia Kennedy
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Hi, Ed!  I included this post in today's Last Week's Favorites.  Hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Nov 26, 2016 11:02 PM #26
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Hannah Williams
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Ed Silva  Home is where the heart is and you have a big warm heart . Happy Holidays

Nov 27, 2016 02:03 PM #27
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Ed, you are so LUCKY. How lovely and welcoming, too.  I have moved waaaaaaaaaaaay too many times, each time thinking, maybe THIS is the last time! Now, we two have a ranch, with very few steps into the home. Larry says this is it for him, however, loving the lake the way I do, we are now working on purchasing a little log cabin that I will have as my lake office and a place for would-be buyers to possibly stay to check out the community. Our home inspection is in less than half an hour! 

Nov 28, 2016 12:31 PM #28
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Jan Green
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Good for you for focusing on what makes a home.  Very nice one, too!  I bet you have had wonderful events as you describe :) 

Nov 28, 2016 07:53 PM #29
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Donna Foerster
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It's wonderful when we find the house we can call home! We live in our forever home. Everything on one floor, including the laundry. An office for Rich and an office for me. Open floorplan! We're very happy!

Nov 29, 2016 12:49 PM #30
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