Monday, April 11, 2011

Online Shopping

I said I wouldn't, but I just couldn't help myself. Despite a vow not to browse the MLS for a house in Florida until we sell the cottage, I perused the web this weekend and found three that I LOVE.  It's not good to fall for a house when you are not in a position to buy it.  YET.  The promise of an offer on the cottage after the buyers surgery in May, has me peeking and dreaming and furnishing houses I have never set foot in.

The one above is follows my mandate exactly.  Historic, cottagey, charming. I can picture myself sitting there, mohito in hand.

But, then again......an Historic Spanish style home could be such an interesting project... I've never decorated a house like this and think it would be great fun............

House number 3 checks all the boxes on charm and comes with two rental units......perfect for guests and my kids and renters.  This one has a real beach vibe........

Which one do you like???????????????

24 comments:

  1. This is online shopping big time! I really like #1 but #3 is calling my name too.

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  2. The first one, see I've hanged the flowers already and my son he is running on the lawn just there next to the huge tree.

    I know that feeling I've done it a few times, the after is just unpleasant when the move does not work out. But then next time I do it again.
    Oh, why? Is difficult to answer.

    Hope these changes happens for you much sooner than it seems now.

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  3. Number 3 just creams FLORIDA! I think it's beautiful!

    Sue
    xo

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  4. I love houses 1 and 3 equally, but if #3 has a place I can rent from you when it's freezing cold next winter, then I'm all for that one! ;-)

    Kat :)

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  5. I loved #1 until I saw #3! I'd put a bid on it today if it were me! It's everything on your list...so charming too.
    How fun! :)

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  6. Love them all Chania. But, Nos. 1 & 3 really speak to me. I would be on the hunt too. We are selling in a year and half and that hasn't stopped us from house hunting either. It doesn't hurt to know what your options are right???

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  7. All wonderful but so different! I love the classic American style, so I would flip a coin for 1 or 3 !

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  8. Location, location, location. All are charming. Pick the one closest to the beach or with the best view!

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  9. The Spanish house screams old Florida! I'm from Ft. Lauderdale and the last thing I would buy is a wood house. One, because of the TWO different kinds termites there and TWO, hurricanes.

    Be sure to check house insurances stuff before purchase.

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  10. you are asking me? a Pisces......i can't even decide wether to swim upstream or downstream. ha ha. but if i have to choose, i pick #3. it's fub to dream, isn't it.......hey i have just been catching up and i believe congratulations are in order for passing a milestone birthday!!!! happy 50th!! i am 52. whoo hoo.

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  11. My personal favourite is the first one. Love it, would move in in a minute and would feel oh so comfy.

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  12. Oh no. 2 for sure. It has that warm Mediterranean promise of sunshine on white plaster, and makes me think of having a happy little siesta.

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  13. # 3 so Erin and I can both come visit at the same time!

    xx
    z

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  14. I like the Spanish Mission. It is very cool. Deb was right about this being big online shopping! I thought you just bought a new pair of shoes when I first read the title... xx

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  15. The porch on #1 is calling me! I can hear it now "enjoy the warm weather, have a cup of coffee, all is good with the world."

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  16. The porch in the first one is adorable. Love porches!

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  17. Chania,

    Number three wins in my book - it looks just like somewhere you'd be. Plus, it has space for all of your friends to come stay (like me). I cannot see you at all in #2 - it seems to structured. How fun to be looking for a new spot and how sad to say goodbye to the old place. I know there are a lot of memories there.

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  18. Love that first one, it looks so much like my own home!

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  19. Number one, but only if I can visit. If not, I hate them all! Just kidding. I actually want to marry #1. Is that legal in Florida? m.

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  20. I love those!! They all look very cozy. Hope there's AC. HAHAHA

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  21. Oh the first one....Ummmmmm....No....The THIRD one....Oh sorry wait a minute....Maybe the second one....?? hahahahahaha....Not much help here sorry Chania....They're ALL LOVELY though.... :o)

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