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WHERE TO YOU LIVE---HOUSE, APARTMENT, CONDO, TOWNHOUSE, ETC.?

posted at 1/15/2011 10:15 PM EST
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Where do you live----house, apartment, condo, townhouse, farmhouse, etc.?  We live in a ranch---3 bedrooms, living room, dining room, kitchen, 2 bathrooms, full basement, enclosed patio and an outdoor wooden deck with a covering on the top.  75 x 100 lot.  We live in New Jersey.

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posted at 1/16/2011 2:27 AM EST
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A 3 bedroom ranch style, country kitchen, great room with fireplace(mantel is 2 inches short of 25 foot long & is great at Christmas) full basement, 2 & 1/2 car attached garage(since we never found 1/2 a car, we have a chest freezer & a dorm refrigerator out there along with the snowblower, lawn-mower etc.) with an extra long driveway (great except when it snows), a small wooden deck off the kitchen gives me access to the patio, greenhouse & garden. We live in MI.

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posted at 1/16/2011 5:22 AM EST
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We live in an apartment.  We have 3 b4drooms and two bathrooms, living/dining room and kitchen.  We have 1350 square feet so it is plenty big.  We love it!  We have a lovely complex with 2 pools, basketballcourt, tennis court, a library in the office complex and a fitness center plus computer room and laundry room.  We live in Valdosta, Georgia.

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posted at 1/16/2011 7:23 AM EST
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I live in a little 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom condo w/little dining room, little living room - nice kitchen and full, walk-out basement,  There's a small deck in back and a 2 car garage (if you have tiny cars) .... I keep lots of storage and my big freezer out there.
I love it!!

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posted at 1/16/2011 7:57 AM EST
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I live in a small house 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, kitchen , living roomand a very small room that I use for crafts.We have a 2 car garage not attached to the house, no basement so ve store things in the garage

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posted at 1/16/2011 8:15 AM EST
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I have a 3 bedroom ranch style house with a walk out basement.  It is somewhat rural here.  I would prefer a condo in the city.
Husband wanted the land/space.  It is a 2 acre lot. Oh, there is a garage too. Too much stuff in it for cars.  We live in Mechanicsville VA.

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posted at 1/16/2011 9:26 AM EST
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3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom 2 story on a cul-de-sac which makes it pretty quiet!!

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posted at 1/16/2011 10:11 AM EST
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I am in a very  old house.  Two story, 3 very  small bedrooms. As a matter of fact none of the bedrooms has a closet in it. Only one closet upstairs for the 3 bedrooms! One bathroom downstairs. Kitchen, living room and dining room. A porch was "improved" so there is heat on the enclosed porch, that is where I have some exercise equipment.  There is a "laundry room"/ mud room by the back door.
A little side note, my husband was born in the very house we live in now.  So I guess you could say I married a man that has never left home!
In some ways I love this house and in others I hate it.  Would love to be able to put an egg on the counter and not have it roll off, Would love to have more storage space.  On the other hand I love the space around the house and the fact we don't have real close neighbors but are still close to shopping. 
Would love to live in a ranch style house and not have to worry about stairs.  Big concern as my husband gets older and soon may not be able to do stairs easily.

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posted at 1/16/2011 10:50 AM EST
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House, it's just a house.

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posted at 1/16/2011 10:51 AM EST
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we live in a ranch on a acre and half. 3 bedrooms 2 full bathrooms a big bedroom with walk in closet.high ceilings in great room and bedroom and dining-room.have a breakfast room. and kitchen we been here 7 years.its  away from seaford our closest town   very quiet. theres about 10 homes here . very dark at night as we don't have street lights.just love it here

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posted at 1/16/2011 2:07 PM EST
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We live in a 4 bedroom 3 bath house. It is a split level.  Up stairs we have 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths,  The middle level has living room, dining room and kitchen with an eat in area.  The kitchen is very bright with large windows that cover the whole wall over the sink,  The drawback to that is that it limits the cupboard space, and I have to clean the windows regularly due to splashes.  The lower level is a large family room with built in bar, another bedroom that we have converted to an office, and another full bath and a laundry area.  We have a 3 car garage which houses our cars and my husbands workshop.  (He is into woodworking).  In back we have lots of deck and a hot tub, and my husband built a great gazebo with a table and chairs inside.  On warm summer days we love to have our lunch there.  We have lived here 31 years, and have seen at least three generations of kids grow up and leave in the neighborhood.  We love out area and our neighbors.

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posted at 1/16/2011 2:25 PM EST
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Live in a big three bedroom house and wouldn't have it any other way. It's only me, disabled and have trouble getting around, but I pay to have it cleaned, yard done and other help when needed. I got married living in a third story apartment, moved to ground level, then rented a house and have bought houses ever since. Especially now it is a very good time to buy live there for 5 years or so and the market should be ready to pay you a fortune profit to move into a better planned home around yourself. The best reason to buy though is owning ground because they aren't making more of it, there is only what there is available...   So sayeth daddy and so sayeth me now

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posted at 1/16/2011 3:44 PM EST
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We live in a 102 year old house.  It  has 19 rooms so we turned the upstairs into an apartment for his Mom who had Dementia.  I have two rules in my home.  No smoking and No cooking for her because she leaves things on the stove and they catch fire.  Well her dear other son who didn't want to take care of his mom moved to a very southern state, dove over 1000 miles and brought her a carton of cigarettes which she smoked all of them with in a few had hours.  This was after I helped her kick the habit.  Her doctor said she needed to quit or she would have to go on other meds.  Oh well she cussed me out and then told everyone I was keeping her prisoner and wouldn't take her to church or to her senior meetings.  That was the straw for me.  After I went out of my way to make her happy here taking my time to chauffer her to those places she wanted to go.  She turned on me like an angry animal.  Well she now is in an assisted living facility's because she said I threw her out of HER house.  Dementia is a terrible disease.  My husband is a real hero to take in his Mother and put up with her antics.  Anyhow we have a big house and when our son and daughter in law bring the grandkids for a visit they have their own apartment. 

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posted at 1/16/2011 4:29 PM EST
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House, it's just a house.
Posted by irma d


Irma, I am a firm believer that a house with love and people is a "home" a building with no people or love is a "house".
HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS.

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posted at 1/16/2011 4:38 PM EST
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I live in a house that once belonged to my maternal great grandparents.  The original stucture was 2 rooms (kitchen and front room) and was located at the back of the lot.  When my great grandparents bought the property they put logs under it and my many great aunts and uncles rolled it from the back of the lot to the front and added the rest of the house.  It is now a total of 820 sq ft and has been occupied by great aunts and uncles, an uncle and my brother since its purchase in 1942.  In 1950 my Great Uncle Charley started an Assemblies of God church in the living room.  The church still continues to flourish (at another location of course).  My older brother built a harley in one of the bedrooms and my Great Aunt Carrie's husband Robert died in the bathroom.  For a tiny little house it has seen a lot of history and adventures.  Last June it was transferred into my name and I have a great many number of projects planned for it.

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posted at 1/16/2011 5:27 PM EST
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Mary K -- what a fascinating story.  Thanks for telling us.

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posted at 1/16/2011 6:51 PM EST
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First: 10/7/2010
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We live in a CONDO; 2 BEDROOMS; 2-1/2 BATHS; 31' long LIVING-DINING room combo; an  eat in kitchen & 2 small covered concrete patios oveRlooking  a pond inhabitted by ducks & Canadian geese; til they migrate [just before the first frost. each year]We have lived in private home for  mostof the last 25+ yearsbefore downsizing into this"upscale" apartment; better for us empty nesters who don't want to spend all their time & money taking care of a house. We share a SWIMMING  pool & tennis courts so visiting grand-kids have a place to go out & have fun w/o leaving us too far behind.Tongue out All on one leve;l no steps to deal w/: Ican roll anywhere I want or need to get  in my home: self-sufficiency is terrific.!!!!!!!!!!!  Wehaveourown  FULL SIZE GARAGE out the door & a dumpster w/weekly pickup so no BIG barrels to tote to & from curbside weekly  in our old age.Someon else shovels & mos, weeds &  does  most of the maintenance & we get to enjoy theflowering shrubs & lush green lawn(s) quite a lot of green space here, another selling feature;   for usCool

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posted at 1/16/2011 9:53 PM EST
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Ann - that's one thing I wondered about when I bought this condo .... two steps up to get in the front door.....one step up from the garage to the living room.    I suppose since the basement is a major selling point they don't have to worry about a couple upstairs steps.

When I was shopping for a home I spent a lot of time looking at  a group of condos only for seniors -- no steps!! 
Both of these condos give maintenance, lawn care and snow shoveling - thank goodness.

Right now I'm fighting the addition of a swimming pool - long, boring story

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posted at 1/16/2011 11:02 PM EST
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Last: 8/7/2013
I live in a Sears home, the Velencia. It is similar to a Cape Cod Cottage. Still has most of the original lights, push button light switches, 10' ceiling, 10" baseboards, original bathtub and the original wallpaper is under paneling. It also has 28 windows and all but 4 of them are 28"x84" and takes days to clean them. It does have a huge front porch that I love to sit on in my swing and the original 8'x11' kitchen was expanded to take up the summer kitchen that was a backporch covered by the original roof. So now I have an 11'x16' kitchen with limited cabinet space.
There are 3 doors in almost every room except the bathroom and two back bedrooms and they only have 2 doors. The kids always loved it because  you can go in a complete circle thru the house. There are 2 mini (3'widex4'deep) closets. We had over the door racks for our clothing and still do. It sits up on boardarc tree stumps and has back to back, coal burning fireplaces. The old wood cookstove flue is still in there but covered with a pantry and we had the chimney for it removed several years ago when we put a new roof on. Left the one for the fireplaces so Santa could get in for the kids. Hee Hee.  It is cold, the walls are thin and only has insulation in the ceiling that my son and daughter in law had blown in for us for a Christmas present about 4 yrs ago. Sure made a difference but, the walls sweat and mildew along with our furniture in the winter.We use only a 23,000 btu window unit to cool it and floor fans in each room. In the winter, it is Deerborne heaters or heater now since one is leaking.

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posted at 1/17/2011 6:22 AM EST
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Last: 3/23/2013
I live in a 3 bedroom house, but it is only 1100 sq. feet.  When we first moved in it was cramp for the 4 of us.  Now that the kids are on their own it is perfect for the 2 of us.
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