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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Is Farm Living the Life for You?

I've been away from the blog for a few days, and it would be nice to be like a farmer and blame my inability to get work done on the weather (I can stay that because I have a few farmers in my life:)).  It has been a fun week for real estate in the Wayne area!  I had an opportunity to list a great acreage containing between 9 and 10 acres northwest of Wayne (we are still waiting on the survey--the surveyors are blaming the rainy weather for not getting work done, too!)  The owners of this acreage purchased a home in Wayne last fall, and it was a great pleasure helping them find a home in which they could "officially" retire from the farm.  I have really enjoyed getting to know them, and I am honored that they have entrusted the sale of their life's work and family farm to 1st Realty.  As we were sitting at their kitchen table on Monday morning enjoying a cup of coffee and the best rhubarb coffee cake I have ever eaten, I asked them how long they have owned the acreage.  After thinking about the timeline of events in their lives and playfully disagreeing about a couple of dates, it was finally determined that this acreage has been their home for over 50 years.  These days, the thought of owning a home for 50+ years is almost unheard of!  It is fun to think of all of the things the walls of that farm house and those rustic barns have seen and heard throughout the years.  I'm sure if the trees in the grove could talk, they would tell stories of children building forts and whispering secret plans for hideouts during a game of hide and seek.  This is truly the type of place that would make a great home for somebody in the next 50 years to come!

In addition, I made a trip to Carroll this week to list another acreage on the west edge of town.  This property consists of 4+ acres and includes a nice ranch-style home as well as a horse barn that was moved to the property a couple of years ago.  The owners have taken great care of the property since they purchased it through our company over 5 years ago, and it was fun to see all of the improvements they have made such as new vinyl siding, a new roof, newer floor coverings, and a bathroom/kitchen remodel.  The entire property looks absolutely wonderful!  The pride they have taken in home ownership is truly evident in all of their hard work!

If you are thinking that farm living is the life for you, give me a call and see what the next 50 years might have in store!

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