There is no straight line home...

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX of Naperville

 

We're curious. We've always been that way.

We like to check out neighborhoods and see what folks are up to. There is always some street we haven't been down recently and we are going to take it. It's a natural curiosity that pays dividends when you are in this business.

I frequently get stopped by folks with questions like... "What's with the new place on Spring Street... is that a restaurant or apartment building?" (it's a house) or "What's the deal with that new house with the pillars by the library?" or "They put up a construction fence in Hobson West... are they tearing that house down?" And while I may not always know the answers, I almost always know what they are talking about. One real estate conversation leads to another....

My wife Lisa frequently participates in the 60 mile Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer walks ... I "get" to do practice walks with her of 12-15 miles. We can cover a lot of ground and like to make it an exploration walk... visiting places we usually only go by car.

But, it's not just our town that we like to explore... we look at houses and neighborhoods everywhere we go... whether it's Maine, Minnesota, Alaska or Italy. 

So coming home from dinner at Hugo's Frog Bar in Downtown Naperville (2 miles) could take just a little extra time (7 miles) Our friends discover so much about their town when they are in the car with us. I love to talk about Naperville and show it off (even to other residents) My boy's are usually pretty good about it... but occasionally there is a revolt, a foot stomps and someone says "Not more houses! Can't we just go home?" of course my response: "Don't worry, it's on the way!"

Moo

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Jeff Belonger
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Angus.....   Is there such a thing called a straight line even in a neighborhood? I loved the title.....  the overall picture that you painted was, enjoy your ride, so many of us rush, rush, rush. Hey, I know I do. But I went down to the end of the Mummer's parade over the weekend and you just gave me a good idea. thanks
January 09, 2007 09:08 PM
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Gena Riede
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Angus, once again very cute. I was picturing both you and your wife as well as the boys...good job. Had me smiling before calling it a night.
January 09, 2007 11:11 PM
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Ed DeChristopher
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Who ever came up with that notion that you could not teach an old dog new tricks?

Guess you do not subscribe to that thought at all.

January 10, 2007 09:19 AM
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Sharon Simms
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Fascinating way to find new places, meet new people, and find the adventure in life.
January 10, 2007 04:45 PM
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Angus in Naperville IL
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Margaret - one of the cool things about GPS is looking at the map in a neighborhood and checking out little things that you didn't notice before...

Jeff - I always take the extra couple of minutes... to scope things out.. it's fun for me.

Gena - Glad that you enjoyed it! I had fun thinking about it.

Ed - I'm all about the learning...

Sharon - A little adventure is good for the soul!

 

 

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