Another transaction that was easy to love

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Another transaction that was easy to love

 

Lisa Von Domek has challenged ActiveRain bloggers to write about transactions we loved to handle. Some of my most memorable transactions relate to homes we have purchased to occupy.

Early in my real estate career, Dolores and I were living in a lovely home in the Green Acres section of Churchland in Portsmouth, Virginia. I mentioned that home purchase in A transaction that was easy to love

Fortunately, business was good and we decided to build another home in the same neighborhood. We purchased a beautiful lot and had a set of plans prepared by an architect and were getting ready to seek some bids. One of our friends owned a cooperative unit in the Virginia House on Atlantic Avenue at Virginia Beach and suggested that we should look at an available unit on the ninth floor, with a direct ocean view, before proceeding with construction of a new home. 

We took the advice of our friend, took a close look at the cooperative unit, fell in love with it and purchased it. Our architect guided us through a complete upgrade, and an interior designer helped us to select all new furnishings. We lived there for 18 years and enjoyed the quality of life and the business opportunities that we found by living at the beach. We sold the unit when we decided to move to Maryland.

A lesson learned is that a much larger home may not always provide the best personal solution. We do miss those ocean views and the walks on the boardwalk and the beach.

 

Dahlia, AC Cougar, National Capital Dahlia Society Show, Brookside Gardens, Wheaton, Maryland USA IMG 3019 Canon PowerShot G11 Camera Photograph by Roy Kelley  Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Dahlia, AC Cougar, National Capital Dahlia Society Show, Brookside Gardens,

Wheaton, Maryland USA IMG 3019
Canon PowerShot G11 Camera
Photograph by Roy Kelley 
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

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Roy Kelley, Associate Broker

Realty Group Referrals (Retired from RE/MAX Realty Group)

6 Montgomery Village Ave., Suite 200

Gaithersburg, MD 20879

Main Office:  301-258-7757 (You will not reach me at this number)

Send an email message if you need my phone numbers. I will be happy to recommend a real estate professional if you are moving to the area.

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Rainmaker
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,

I can imagine how lovely it would be to wake up every morning with a view of the ocean!

Feb 15, 2018 04:05 AM #1
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
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Good morning Roy/ After a severe downsizing, I can say bigger is not better! We are loving it! Enjoy your day!

Feb 15, 2018 04:56 AM #3
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Good morning Roy.  I can imagine that it wasn't the easiest place to leave after 18 years.

Feb 15, 2018 05:11 AM #4
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Thank you very much for your comments. It is always good to hear from you.

 

Feb 15, 2018 05:20 AM #5
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
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Sounds like a beautiful location Roy. I loved living on the beach and hope to move back there some day. Nothing like falling a sleep to the sound of the waves. 

Feb 15, 2018 05:37 AM #6
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Nina Hollander
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Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Hi Roy... sound like a coop I would have fallen in love with, myself. Then again, I didn't live in a single family home until I was 50 years old... that's all I knew was apartment style living.

Feb 15, 2018 05:53 AM #7
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Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

"A lesson learned is that a much larger home may not always provide the best personal solution."

That sentence is very important for folks to understand.  More can often be Less.

Feb 15, 2018 06:25 AM #8
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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Thanks for sharing more about your personal transactions Roy. Views are hard to beat - and greatly missed. However, we are all on a journey. 

Feb 15, 2018 07:13 AM #10
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Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo & Home Sale Specialists

If we ever move, Larry has said he would enjoy a water view. What a nice way you spent those 18 years!

Feb 15, 2018 07:33 AM #11
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Joan Cox
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Roy, great story, and thanks for sharing, and I would miss those views too!  

Feb 15, 2018 07:33 AM #12
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Roy,

What a wonderful story!  I love how you were open to trying someone's suggestion which turned out to be perfect for both of you.  I love views of water, and we are fortunate to have them even off the freeway.  A

Feb 15, 2018 01:33 PM #14
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Kathy Streib
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Roy- I love this story and I'm glad that you and Dolores had some time at the beach and waking up to it!!!   It's not always that we are open-minded enough to listen to suggestions from a friend!

Feb 16, 2018 11:04 AM #15
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Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
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I am sure the views and beach walks were lovely and very hard to leave behind Roy Kelley 

Feb 19, 2018 07:35 PM #18
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Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Your comments are always welcome and are very much appreciated.

Feb 20, 2018 04:01 AM #19
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