Having a home of your own, I mean REALLY owning your own house, is a wonderful dream of so many people, including myself. I never could decide if I wanted one in the city or the country, in the middle of the woods or by the ocean. My ideal home would be by the ocean, on a cliff high enough to be safe from flooding and storms, but with a path that led gently down to the beach. The house would be two story, with an old-fashioned Victorian elevator with ornate ironwork, and a beautiful set of stairs where each step was comfortably big enough for my size 10 1/2s to fit. It would probably have gables, and of course a big porch surrounding it, as well as a balcony for each of the six bedrooms. The kitchen would be large enough for a butcher block workstation with shelves in the middle, and a breakfast nook to the side--lots of cabinet space, with Spanish tiles on the floors and decorating the wall as well. There would be a bathroom for each two rooms, but the master bedroom would have it's own bathroom with his and her sinks & vanities. Big walk-in closets. A big studio facing north with a sky-light and wooden floors. In fact, I like wooden floors in all the house excepting the kitchen and bathrooms. NO wall-to-wall carpeting please! I hate to vacuum and steam-clean!Just think, with the new 2010 Home Buyer Tax Credits
I could make all this a reality! Nothing like having a dream come closer to make the head spin!
I think I would also like a platform near the back of the room where I could set up a telescope to watch the stars, and have room for picnics. There would be a big back yard with plenty of gardens, a pavilion, a section with the gas grill and a couple of picnic tables, and a small pond too. There would be trees all around the property embracing the house and keeping it cool in the summer. A large bay window in the living room with a window seat--a fireplace with a long mantelpiece in the living room as well.
If you too dream of your own home, it's not as impossible as you think. There is a new home tax credit that can help you realize your dream. If you are a first-time buyer, someone who has not owned a home in the last 3 years, or a current homeowner who has lived in the house for the last 5 consecutive years out of 8, you can use this incredible new credit--the deadline,though, is April 30, 2010 (close by June 30, 2010-- Coldwell Bankers has a clear and helpful video to show you how, as well as the complete information you need! Just click here to view it!