Sunday, March 22, 2009

The Comforts Of Home

We've been casually browsing open houses for a few weeks. We're not sure if or when we'll be buying a place, but the process of visiting and evaluating the pluses and minuses of places is giving us a better understanding of what we value in a home.

One of the things that is so engaging about open houses is you never know what you'll find on the inside. The outsides of homes, especially here in the northeast of the United States, vary little compared to what you find within.

The goal for sellers is to spruce up their home so that you feel at home the second you walk in the door. To achieve this, some agents even bake cookies before the open house in order to give the home that "deliciously comfortable" aroma.

But nothing screams "buy this house" quite like a latex rubber glove dangling off the bathtub faucet.


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