by Judy Bluhm, Realtor, Century 21 Arizona West
Home: It’s a simple word that holds special meaning for many of us. It is often the one safe place we can go to escape the hectic world. Home is not just four walls and a roof, it is an expression, and perhaps an extension, of ourselves. Our home is the environment we have created for ourselves and our family, the place we love to live, relax, decorate and share with friends and loved ones.
A home is as unique as we are and no two are ever alike. Sure, there are plenty of housing developments with similar homes, but walk through the front door and they become a personal statement. Not limited by features, not defined by decor, more than just a floor plan, our homes are the spaces we build to live our best lives.
People come in all shapes and sizes and so do houses. The journey of life often takes us from small apartments to starter homes to large houses in the suburbs, to even larger estates, and then, a funny thing happens … we want to downsize.
When looking for a new home, there is no one-size-fits-all concept. Perhaps the view is the most important feature. For some, it might be a convenient location. For others, a set of steps is the devil, and one-story abodes are the answer. Maybe you want a place in the country away from it all or a house in town in the middle of all the action. Living on a golf course sounds like fun, then so does having a log cabin in the pines.
My mother lived in the same house for 65 years. The road became busier, the house aged and needed updating, neighbors came and went. But the two huge maples at the end of her driveway were like old friends. The weeping willow in the backyard brought back memories of kids climbing its branches. And the kitchen is where she made a million cookies and a thousand dinners.
Paint, tile, flooring, cabinets, counter-top surfaces, all these things change with trends and time. But the essence of our home is the person or family who lives there.
In the Prescott area, the home choices are endless, the options diverse and all with the backdrop of a beautiful location. In Prescott, the living is friendly and easy. It’s where we say “mi casa es su casa” — my house is your house.
Judy Bluhm, Realtor