Thursday, November 9, 2017

Downsizing

I haven't written anything lately.  We have been visiting our granddaughter and making some life decisions.  Our 57 acre farm is getting to be too much for us to maintain. It is time for us to downsize.

Lee still wants about 5 acres.  He has gotten used to not seeing any neighbors.  He also wants to be able yo build another shop so he can continue to work on vehicles.  And he wants to build this one to hold his cab-over diesel truck.

We thought about moving to California.  Our granddaughter is a powerful lure.  But it is so crowded and expensive and BROWN.  We have really come to love the green and seasons of Virginia.

We don't have to make any plans, yet.  Our realtor has told us it may take as much as two years to sell our house.  We just need to find the right buyer. This house really calls for a family with children.  The woods and the stream would be such a great play space.  The six stall barn and two pastures would be great for horses, alpacas or any other large animal that a family would have.

The shop would be perfect for a car lover.  It has a lift for repairs and room for three cars, in addition to the 2 1/2 car garage attached to the house.

It is hard to leave this place that we spent so much time building, but we are ready for the next chapter of our lives.

Our realtor is Dayna Patrick at Remax in Daleville.  She sent two photographers to take pictures inside and out.  The drone photographer came three times to get the right light.  There is even a virtual reality tour that is amazing.  The pictures are so fabulous we are worried we will have second thoughts about leaving such a beautiful home.  We will never live in a more beautiful home and in a more beautiful place.

Please check out the pictures and let me know what you think.




8 comments:

  1. The pictures are beautiful! Hope you sell fast and get top price!

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    1. We sure hope so! Thanks for the kind words.

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  2. Hi Rebecca, I was wondering if you had decided to stop blogging and kept checking your blog. After reading this post, I understand why and yes, I certainly understand that you and Lee want to downsize. I just checked out the realty listing and your home shows amazing. You obviously got the message about decluttering before the photographers came, which not all folks do well. Even though Pat and I have seen your home, it was a quite a few years and many improvements and upgrades earlier. Your home has such a WOW factor, especially when seen lit at night. The drone shots were amazing. The only comment I would make is that there seemed to be some repetition, but then perhaps prospective buyers would like more photos. As you know, we have downsized to apt living and may soon be home-less as well if the contract we recently received on our VA home goes through. We've been on this road before, so are not counting on anything just yet. Good luck to you and Lee and please keep us all posted!

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    1. We really love the drone shots, too! Lee thinks the lighted home from the back looks like a church. Good luck with your house, too.

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    2. Thanks Rebecca and we are getting close to a sale possibly by year end if all goes well. We have had some previous ones fall through, so are hoping for a holiday gift of being “home-less” but in a good way.

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    3. That’s pretty exciting! All our adult kids and our only grandchild are coming for Christmas, so while we want to sell, we are content knowing our house sale will take awhile. I hope you get your Christmas gift!

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  3. Such a great property you two own! Who wouldn't want to raise a family in that outdoor paradise! Good luck selling and finding the perfect new place to land. xox

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    1. I wish we could have raised our kids on this fabulous place. But now we are getting older and the kids are scattered. We enjoyed our B&B, but it is time to downsize and be close to at least ONE of our adult children.

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