Things I Am Thankful For: Our Home

Real Estate Agent with Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 REB.0759001

Things I Am Thankful For:  Our Home

Everyone has a place of comfort, where they go to escape the trails of the day and seek solace and just relax.  Our quest was to find a one level home that would take us as far as we could possibly go before having to sell nd get into something more manageable.

As I have offered previously, my wife and I are a recycled couple and both of us had homes with multiple stairs. As we sought to find 'our' home we needed to find something that was a reasonable commute to both of our jobs, and still satisfy the needs for space and comfort.

After a 4 month search and almost 60 homes we found our house. One day on market and over asking and this was 25 years ago.

A sprawling ranch with a full basement that had a 300 sq ft office and siting area,

I wasn't in real estate at the time but still needed the office. It has since become a treasure for my business as well as a comfort for us and our family.

Plenty of space a large enough yard and color all over as the builder's wife wanted flowers so we have color from early April through the end of September.

We have just 3 steps to get into the house and then enjoy all it offers. We hope to be here a few more years and I console myself that I will then have a 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath 3,000 sq ft one level home to sell. Owner is a real estate agent.

This is a post for the November Thankful Challenge hosted by Debe Maxwell.

Things I Am Thankful For:  Our Home

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Comments (15)

Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Oh, you were wise to find that 'final' home earlier in life than most! It's tough to transition at an even later age so, you are all set for years to come!

Love that the builder's wife wanted color year-round - that is definitely something I enjoy as well as I know you do.

Thanks for sharing, Ed! Love your house!

Nov 19, 2021 06:11 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Good morning Ed,

Ron and I have loved every home we have lived in.  And comfort really matters to both of us.  However, it is not so much the home and the details, it is the people who make the home. A

Nov 19, 2021 06:12 AM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

That looks like such a beautiful place to call home!  I am glad that it is perfect for you and your wife.

Nov 19, 2021 06:17 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Debe Maxwell, CRS   We start with the croccus in spring and it ends with a hardy type of rhododendrons and the mums.

Ron and Alexandra Seigel   We will be here for years to come

Nov 19, 2021 06:17 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Ed - multiple offers and a final sales price over its orginal asking price is not new to us who have been around real estate for a while.  Finding that place where thankfulness can reside is also a longtime realty favorite.  

Nov 19, 2021 06:18 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Ed, I did the same 3.5 years ago, and only have one step from the garage and one step from the front door.    KUDOS, you have a beautiful home.

Nov 19, 2021 07:21 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

How lucky are you, Ed! In my area, it's very hard to find a 3,000 sf ranch home. Fortunately, I have a home with three bedrooms on the main floor so rarely need to go upstairs.

Nov 19, 2021 07:48 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Dolores and I are also very thankful for our home.

Take care, be safe and enjoy the holiday season.

Nov 19, 2021 08:57 AM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Ed- you are so lucky!  I would love to have lived in one home for twenty or more years! We've moved a lot but then again, I'm happy where we've landed. 

Nov 19, 2021 11:35 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Ed Silva - your home sounds so comfortable! The home I grew up in was a story story and after moving out after getting married and looking at those steep stairs to the front door then down again from the porch to the sidewalk always made me more nervous as an adult than when I was a kid. Nobody told me how many times I must have fallen down stairs as a little one but I'm sure I did plenty of times! Stairs are dangerous! 

My previous home was a one-story and this one that I live in now is too. I would never want to live in a place where I had to climb stairs! 

Your home looks and sounds so beautiful! I wish you and your wife much happiness. 

Nov 19, 2021 03:14 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Hello Ed,  Your home is beautiful. No doubt it will be hard to sell when the time comes. Such a blessing that you found the perfect home and have enjoyed it for 25 years. 

Nov 19, 2021 04:35 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Ed my home is also my favorite place to be, but unfortunately I was not as wise as you and your wife, and I have plenty of stairs to climb.

Nov 19, 2021 04:37 PM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

And, those sprawling ranches are extremely popular for us in our business with all age groups Ed. Glad you found your "home sweet home"

Nov 20, 2021 04:36 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

How wonderful that you are happy with your home! Not everyone is!

Enjoy your weekend.

Nov 20, 2021 05:54 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi Ed,
Your home is beautiful and sounds perfect for now and maybe a long time to come. It's always comforting to know you have a great agent to sell your home when the time comes. LOL 

Nov 24, 2021 07:49 AM