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I recently asked my Facebook friends what was the one thing they loved about their home and the one thing they hated. I got some eye opening comments.

The things they liked about their homes were more intangible and the things they hated were more tangible. They hated the carpet, the paint, and the size of bedrooms. They loved the location, the proximity to shopping and the view.

I could write for days about view, considering I have a unique opportunity to observe the wildlife and people who live in and around Upper Goose Bayou through my back windows or on my back porch (patio).When we bought the house, we liked the floor plan, number of bedrooms, kitchen flow and décor but we LOVED the view. That is what convinced us to change all our plans and buy

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Just for fun I sent out a post on Facebook that said -when Bill and I purchased our first car together, my husband’s parents said, “our first home didn’t cost that much”.  How much did yours or your parent’s first home cost?  What year was it purchased? and, Where was it located?

That got quite a few people posting comments.  On parent’s homes, there were figures from $15,000 in 1963 outside of Washington DC to $42,000 in 1967 in Quincy FL.  The range on first homes for my FB friends was $26,000 in 1981 in Marianna FL to $49,000 in 1983 in Panama City FL. If these homes were held for any typical length of time, they probably produced a profit for the homeowner or their estate.

Over the years we have all had a financial advisor at one time or another

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