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Friday, January 01, 2010

Flat roofs are like flat top haircuts – rare for a good reason! [What being a home owner has taught me about life!]

There are some things in life you just have to experience to learn. Sometimes the classroom experience is just not as effective. Such is the case when it comes to owning a home, house,condo or whatever!

Over the course of 30 years or so I have learned that:

  • You are the landlord…got to fix it yourself.
  • All roofs eventually leak.
  • Never buy a home in a new subdivision if you may sell before they finish building.
  • You can not control who buys the house next door.
  • Your interest in property taxes will increase.
  • You will always need a garage on car stall size larger.
  • If it was a previously owned home the previous owner’s taste was awful.
  • Older neighbors die and young families with loud kids always move in.
  • Everything works fine until the warranty expires.
  • Everything works fine for about a month after you close on the house.
  • The old adage buyers are liars and sellers too is true.
  • If there is a homeowner association there will always be that one person who is the association “rat” reporting you because of “weeds” in your flower beds.
  • Mortgage companies will call and see if you are OK if your payment is one day past due.
  • Mortgage companies don’t really give a hoot about youonly your payment.
  • Flat roofs are like flat top haircuts – rare for a good reason! Don’t buy a house with a flat roof
  • If your mortgage lender will not talk with you anymore or changed professions they know.

There is more but I think it is much more exciting to experience it as a homeowner yourself, so if you are in Brevard County Florida and need a real estate agent, call me or send me an email.

Home ownership is great. It is like life…some good, some bad but never a dull moment!

Gary Waters, Florida licensed real estate agent, Century 21 Baytree Realty, Rockledge, Florida. Email me at or call me at 321-693-3850.

Read my blogs Moving to Brevard County and Brevard County Florida Homes for Sale. Call me!

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