by Katie Pocras, Nebraska Home Sales Realtor
I see a lot of homes every day. All different sizes, shapes, colors, prices, age. Meeting a new home is like meeting a new person. Each one is a bit different. Even when the homes look identical from the outside, it’s the inside that is personalized. Think of identical twins. Twins look the same but there are differences.
And I do like many of the homes I go into. Almost always I can find something I like, something that is well done. Some of the homes I like a lot of things, others, not so much. I realize it’s all personal preferences, assuming the basic structural integrity, mechanical systems and cleanliness.
Maybe it’s like being in a candy store when standing at the chocolate counter. The confections all look great and some of them are going to taste fantastic. Save the salted caramel with 60% cacao chocolate for me.
But is a house like a box of chocolates, to quote Forrest Gump? Ah, if it were only that easy.
Today I had the pleasure of revisiting a home that I liked when I first went in. It’s a townhome, approaching 50 years old. The townhome has been updated, redone, and is still charming. It has vaulted, beamed ceilings, a large, granite kitchen from the era where your guests were served in the dining room, and you can keep your dirty dishes hidden. The windows are large and light-filled, and the backyard is huge and private. Plus there is plenty of outdoor, enjoyable space. I like the well-done paver front porch, and huge back patio without neighbors. The balcony off the master bedroom with morning eastern sun just makes me giddy. The two car garage is enough space for me.
Yes, I would live here. I don’t say this lightly or about many homes. And this home I like. A lot.