Does the Direction the Home Face Make a Difference?

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 DRE# ER40011786

 

 

Looking for a home where the snow melts off the driveway quickly?    Or, do you want a home where natural sunshine floods the living areas of the home?   

 


Which direction does the home face?

Purchasing a home with Southern exposure in areas that receive snowfall will make snow removal easier.    A home facing North will need immediate snow removal once the storm has ended, so you don’t have ice on the driveway for days.



Do you need natural sunshine in the living areas of the home?    Some buyers want the sunshine to be prevalent in the living room and kitchen areas.     

 



With a patio or deck facing North or East you will enjoy the shade for outdoor entertainment.   

With inventory limited, it is more difficult to find a good supply of these homes, but items to consider when purchasing a new home.

 

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Joan Cox
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Roy Kelley in my other house, I faced south, and always was outside shoveling when my neighbors on the other side of the street were, and reminded them their REALTOR must not have helped them with their North facing home!    LOL  Sorry to hear you always have more snow, hope you have someone help you shovel!  You shouldn't BE!

Sep 29, 2020 10:05 AM #5
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Joan Cox
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Rocky Dickerson you have the opposite to think about, we have snow, you have intense sunshine.   Good thinking! 

Sep 29, 2020 10:06 AM #6
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Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
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I have had clients tell me for different reasons the home has to face this way or that, but when they find the one they love it often doesn't matter they manage just fine.

Sep 29, 2020 01:38 PM #7
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Nina Hollander
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Hi Joan... all I can say is thank heavens I don't need to worry about which way my house faces for snow removal! 

Sep 29, 2020 02:39 PM #8
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
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Many say it does but I am still skeptical 🤓

happy Tuesday Joan Cox 

Sep 29, 2020 09:31 PM #9
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Brian England
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I think it definitely does and it certainly depends on where people like to spend their time most in the home.

Sep 30, 2020 05:47 AM #10
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
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You are so right Joan Cox! This is a great post to share.  I remind potential buyers about this on steep driveways.

Though we don't get much snow in Sedona, and it does evaporate quickly, you do need the sun to add some heat! If there are areas that stay in the shade, it will take longer to melt. I know Rick has gone out to the shady area of our drive to push it into the street where it will evaporate or melt fast.

Sep 30, 2020 11:44 AM #11
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Steffy Hristova
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Jaon, excellent point to bring up during the home search. We have to be aware of the compass direction of homes here in AZ, too. There is no snow but there is summer Sun. 

Sep 30, 2020 01:20 PM #12
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Joan Cox
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Nick, that is what I say too, don't make the direction a big deal if you love the home.

Oct 01, 2020 05:26 AM #13
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Joan Cox
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Nina, I could see that coming! 

Oct 01, 2020 05:27 AM #14
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Joan Cox
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Paul, sometimes it does make a difference.

Oct 01, 2020 05:27 AM #15
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Joan Cox
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Brian, there are those buyers that want a light and bright family room where they hang out with family.

Oct 01, 2020 05:28 AM #16
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Joan Cox
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Sheri, it would make a difference on steep driveways!   When the driveway is in the sun, not as much of a factor.

Oct 01, 2020 05:28 AM #17
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Joan Cox
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Steffy, snow in your area isn't a factor, but the strong sun is.

Oct 01, 2020 05:29 AM #18
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Roy Kelley
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Good Thursday morning, Joan.

Take care, be safe and have a great day.

Oct 01, 2020 06:44 AM #19
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Joan Cox
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Thanks Roy.

Oct 01, 2020 01:58 PM #20
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 Hi Joan Cox I remember when I lived in Aurora, CO back in the 80's, our home faced South, and I remember having to always shovel snow away before going to work. Yes, it does make a difference for many homeowners, especially those who are into feng shui. 

Oct 02, 2020 08:48 AM #21
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Hi Joan- when we first moved to Florida, we learned that you did not want the back of your home to face west!!!

Oct 03, 2020 02:19 PM #22
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Joan Cox
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Jerry, at least it was facing South, and the snow melted faster!

Oct 06, 2020 08:36 AM #23
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Joan Cox
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Kathy, that is what agents said about homes due to the heat.

Oct 06, 2020 08:37 AM #24
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