Monday, May 9, 2011

the real estate section

I'm not sure why, but I've always had a fondness for the real estate section. I can remember being a kid with the Patriot Ledger spread out before me. And even though we lived in the most awesome Victorian house with a wrap around porch I was still perusing the ads for something better.
     "Look," I'd say to my dad, "This house has FIVE bedrooms, a fenced in field AND a barn with stalls. And it's only $62,000."
     I don't remember what he said in reply - if anything - but I never stopped enjoying the real estate section. These days I go to the NYT real estate page and look at what's for sale in Sonoma or Sarasota. Sometimes I stray a little farther. Here's my latest find:

for $999,000 this house in Belize could be mine, beach and pool included...

14 comments:

  1. Haha...I love that price. Like the extra thousand would break someone able to purchase the house, anyway. :)

    When the hubs and I were first married, we used to drive all over the place checking out real estate. Just dreaming...

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  2. Gorgeous! I sometimes watch Househunters International on the H&G channel and dream and drool, mostly the latteer!

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  3. ..... oh man, we need to plan a writer's retreat in Belize, methinks. Because how much fun would it be to gather together all our writer friends in a house like that and write all day and night (in between swims in the Caribbean Sea!)

    Okay, now I'm going to be daydreaming all day :D

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  4. Only $999,999? I'll take two! :)

    I love reading the real estate section... maybe if we all pool our money together we can afford that house!

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  5. I am partial to yellow houses and I like the palm trees. I also like your pretty header.

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  6. Heh, heh, heh ... I don't know what your dad said either, but I'll be he did some muttering outside of your hearing!

    And I agree with Jennifer -- maybe we can all pool our money together and work out a time share for that place in Belize!

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  7. Nice house!!! Oh I can't look at these gorgeous houses cos they tell me just how much I can never have them!! But it's great to be able to dream!!!!! Take care
    x

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  8. oh, wouldn't it be lovely to write from a place like that - even just for a month...sigh. I do like to dream :)

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  9. Hi again! The caramel sauce is super duper easy. Stores well overnight in a glass container. But the caramel popcorn doesn't sit as well overnight. Hope you ate something yummy today, as well.

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  10. Hmmm...I think Jennifer is right! If we all pool our money we could be sitting by the pool with our laptops...

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  11. Looking for a roommate? We could get that place together. Or if we really didn't want to live together, we could go on six month splits. I will take January through June, you can have July through December. See, it's all worked out.

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