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What Do You See from Your Window?

Of all the things that home buyers think about the first time they walk into a house, the view out of the kitchen window is probably not even on the list. But I almost always mention it. Why? Because I think it says a lot about a house. For me, a view of the blank side of the neighbor’s wall would make me feel claustrophobic. I know I need trees, hopefully some flowers, and ideally some birds on the feeder. So that is what I have: IMAG0016

Some of my home buyers are city folks. They hope for a parking spot, some small green area in the back or a deck to enjoy the cityscape. But do you know which houses they lean towards? The ones with windows on the back side.

Everyone needs light and beauty. A dark home can be an unhappy one, and no one can “put their finger on” why that is. My British neighbor used to tell me that her mother advised, “Never buy a home on a north-facing slope”. She was speaking of those dark houses where no light can get in. Where your mood changes as soon as you enter.

Most kitchens face the back of the house. And most have the sink in front of a window. But I have seen many homes where the sink faces a corner or a wall. And some kitchens are on the interior of the home, overlooking the family room or a dining area. I point that out and suggest we keep that in mind.

Oh give me a home with a sunny kitchen window overlooking the backyard and I will give you a happy homeowner!

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Hear from our Clients

  • "We were so pleased that a co-worker recommended someone in the area that she trusted. Boy, did we strike gold on all counts. You are amazing!"
  • "Instead of trying to take advantage of conflicts of interest, she puts the client's interests first."
  • "Linda is a hardworking, proactive and knowledgeable realtor. Throughout the process of finding and buying our new home, she was always responsive and kept us up to date on every detail."
  • "Linda and the group at Sage are the right fit. You won’t find more knowledgeable, prepared and professional agents."
  • "Linda and Tracey really know the Main Line area."
  • "Throughout the entire process we never doubted that she always had our best interests in mind. We wouldn’t consider anyone else when buying a home on the Main Line."
  • "From start to finish, Linda brought to bear a most helpful combination of experience, knowledge, attention and integrity on a somewhat complicated transaction. There was never any doubt that she represented our interests."
  • "Her knowledge of the area helped us quickly narrow our search and ultimately scored us an amazing home in an incredible neighborhood."
  • "It is hard to trust when you are not sure of the rules of the game. Working with Linda made us feel like we were family. Linda took her time to relay and explain everything in detail."
  • "Linda’s honesty and real estate savviness made for a wonderful home buying experience!"

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