What's your idea of home?

Sunday, March 25, 2012

A condo/town house in Colorado


Hubby and I differ about our idea of home. 

I bought my house in 1994. Hubby and I started dating shortly after and we married and have lived in this home since then. He pays his grandsons to mow the lawn and a cousin to shovel the snow. Hubby is not a handyman. He retired from work a few years back, and I have a few to go before I can do the same. It was my dream to own my own home, but not his. He would prefer to rent. He is tired of the repair bills mounting and yard maintenance so the idea of selling our home and renting one is beginning to appeal to him more and more, while the idea of paying rent for something I could own is frustrating to me.

 Perhaps there is a welcome compromise.

While looking online the other day I came across Denver CO real estate and it hit me. Perhaps we could purchase a condo. Some condos come with yard maintenance and home maintenance built into the purchase price. They have beautiful grounds that are kept up nicely. As I searched around their site, I found an area where you can subscribe to listings and get the daily updates in your email. You can request your preferences and your area at Colorado Denver real estate.  Colorado has been high on my list of places I would love to visit, but they have many homes listed and not just in Colorado, but list some other states as well. The listings are very competitive, and serviced by some of the best trained real estate agents. If you are looking to relocate this tool could prove invaluable as it provides you with all the information you need before you make your move such as the nearest schools, ratio of teacher to student, income, neighborhood trending and so forth.

Simply fill out their short form giving them an idea of your ideal purchase price, whether you want a home, condo, or a town home. How many square feet would you like, minimum number of bedrooms, bathrooms and garage spaces?  There is a place to enter other requirements or comments, click continue and then you can start your selection and take a virtual tour of homes that meet your criteria. The home pictured is a fully furnished condo/town home. It’s fun to dream isn’t it?


JamericanSpice March 26, 2012 at 9:18 AM  

Sounds like an impasse....

I understand wanting to own your own home and maybe even pass it down to kids or family after you pass, but I can also see his point of just wanting to live without all the maintenance part of it while going into older age.

Every one has different preference with this.

Ooh I'd love to live in CO. I know it's so beautiful! Seems tolerable climate for me...don't like the cold too much.

Sometimes I still feel that one day I want to purchase my own home. It's just something in me, promised to myself as a child not having one.

I'm sure you'll both work it out too :)

Journaling Woman March 26, 2012 at 9:34 AM  

I would rather own my home than rent. I need to feel at "home" and renting wouldn't give me that feeling.

Great post.


Anne Lyken-Garner March 26, 2012 at 2:38 PM  

I understand both sides of the coin. Luckily, both my husband and I prefer to pay a mortgage rather than a rent. The thing that gets me is the fact that I can't do what I want to a rented house. I have to live with their colours and decor, and I couldn't go back to doing that.
Your house is lovely, Judy.

Judy SheldonWalker March 26, 2012 at 6:15 PM  

I agree. I love owning and renting does not give me that feeling! I want to do what I want with my home.

Anne, the pictured home is from the site. Mine is no where near as spacious. I have a three bedroom, 1 bath.

Self Sagacity March 30, 2012 at 6:08 PM  

Well you're speaking to a broker, and I rather own than rent. Renting can be bad if you are in my area.

Salitype March 31, 2012 at 12:44 AM  

I still choose to own home, but now that hubby and I are getting older, kids are one by one moving out to live on their own, my idea is changing from owning a bigger house to a much smaller house.


kulasa April 1, 2012 at 4:14 AM  

yes indeed, it is fun to dream!

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