The Villages Florida Area Real Estate: Homes I Love to Show and Why

Homes I Love to Show and Why

Ask my buyer clients - I love to tell them all about homes that they are viewing - from the old 60 amp electrical box that may still be in place to the interesting structural details and everything in between.  This is especially true with first time homebuyers. They have lots of questions, and I love to try to answer them! Of course, the in depth evaluation occurs when the home inspector comes. Lighting Control

This weekend I showed two homes that had a gadget that I could not identify . . . until I really thought about it in the second house.  These homes, it could be argued, were the early precursers to the smart homes of today. The gadget in question was a panel in the master bedroom that resembled a security system pad.  In reality it was a series of 12 buttons from which you could operate lights all over the house.  Maybe I have seen these before, but always assumed they were part of a security system and did not investigate further.  Pretty cool nevertheless. 

My own home was one of these "state of the art" homes built in the 50s and 60s--indirect lighting, coppertone 1961 intercom system complete with a plug-in for a "phono," and ultraviolet air filtration gadgets in the bathrooms just to name a few. 

Sure, I love showing new home with all the green aspects, and that is what I will probably buy the next time around, but I still love to show the oldies but goodies!


Chris K. Canfield


Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

2890 E. Skyline Drive, #250

Tucson, Arizona  85718



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Comment balloon 4 commentsChris Canfield • September 22 2010 11:09AM


What a neat feature!  Kind of like the light switch that everyone jokes about.  It doesn't do anything so it must turn off a light in China. These just turn off the lights in the Living Room!  I would imagine that it would be a good feature if you have company that doesn't want to go home.  Go in your bedroom and turn off the lights!  Not subtle, but effective!

Posted by Wendy Hayden, Chesterfield, Richmond & Powahatan (Photographer, Home Stager, ePRO) over 8 years ago

Chris, very interesting!    I have never seen this!     Sometimes technology differs when it comes to heating across the Country - this must be another item!   GREAT INFO!

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) over 8 years ago

What?  You don't have an oil truck come to your house once a month to pump oil into your tank?!  Come on Denver, get with it!  : )  

Posted by Chris Canfield, Homes for Sale in Oro Valley and Tucson, Arizona (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) over 8 years ago

I love to show homes to first time home buyers as well. They are always so excited and eager to see their potential new home! I must say that I have never run into this gadget in any home that I have shown. And we have some really old homes here. Maybe it is an East Coast thing! Still a pretty cool little device!

Posted by Stephanie Reynolds, East County San Diego Homes 619-838-4408 (Integrity First Financial Group, Inc. ) over 8 years ago

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