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Sat Nov 4, 2017, 10:43 AM

Our new home downtown Bedford Ohio...so cute.

We can walk there from our new home...downsizing to 1500 sq ft 50's ranch...Very excited



At Christmas with carriage rides



All lighted up.

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Reply Our new home downtown Bedford Ohio...so cute. (Original post)
Demsrule86 Nov 2017 OP
shenmue Nov 2017 #1
Demsrule86 Nov 2017 #3
Phoenix61 Nov 2017 #2
Demsrule86 Nov 2017 #4
AJT Nov 2017 #9
Demsrule86 Nov 2017 #21
AJT Nov 2017 #5
Demsrule86 Nov 2017 #6
AJT Nov 2017 #8
Demsrule86 Nov 2017 #18
QED Nov 2017 #28
Demsrule86 Nov 2017 #11
raven mad Nov 2017 #32
MineralMan Nov 2017 #7
Demsrule86 Nov 2017 #12
Demsrule86 Nov 2017 #20
Luciferous Nov 2017 #10
Demsrule86 Nov 2017 #13
Luciferous Nov 2017 #14
Demsrule86 Nov 2017 #16
Luciferous Nov 2017 #39
a kennedy Nov 2017 #15
Demsrule86 Nov 2017 #17
radical noodle Nov 2017 #31
Kirk Lover Nov 2017 #19
Demsrule86 Nov 2017 #22
ginnyinWI Nov 2017 #23
Demsrule86 Nov 2017 #24
Doremus Nov 2017 #25
Demsrule86 Nov 2017 #26
Doremus Nov 2017 #30
Demsrule86 Nov 2017 #35
Demsrule86 Nov 2017 #27
R B Garr Nov 2017 #29
Demsrule86 Nov 2017 #38
Squinch Nov 2017 #33
Demsrule86 Nov 2017 #37
dixiegrrrrl Nov 2017 #34
Demsrule86 Nov 2017 #36
Stuart G Nov 2017 #40
cwydro Nov 2017 #41

Response to Demsrule86 (Original post)

Sat Nov 4, 2017, 10:45 AM

1. Nice

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Response to shenmue (Reply #1)

Sat Nov 4, 2017, 10:48 AM

3. Thanks...my youngest is in college...don't need a huge house...

I am determined to view this as a new chapter in our lives and not be sad. Hubs got a new job in Cleveland and the commute is killing him. So I am putting my house on the market when I finish a few things ...if it doesn't sell ...bad time ...then off until spring...the new house is a fixer up which will keep me busy and was cheap...two mortgages in our future but at least one is small.

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Response to Demsrule86 (Original post)

Sat Nov 4, 2017, 10:47 AM

2. How cute!

Lots to be said for not having to drive every time you want to go out.

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Response to Phoenix61 (Reply #2)

Sat Nov 4, 2017, 10:49 AM

4. That is what I thought. I went to high school in connecticut and we walked all over

in town...Ridgefield Connecticut.

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Response to Demsrule86 (Reply #4)

Sat Nov 4, 2017, 10:54 AM

9. I lived in New Milford, a green with a gazebo and all....

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Response to AJT (Reply #9)

Sat Nov 4, 2017, 11:51 AM

21. My first apartment was in New Milford.

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Response to Demsrule86 (Original post)

Sat Nov 4, 2017, 10:50 AM

5. You're living the dream.....so nice to be able to walk

to town.

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Response to AJT (Reply #5)

Sat Nov 4, 2017, 10:52 AM

6. I think so too. Walk my dogs. There is a pub that allows dogs...I can take my calm dogs.

I have four but two would be too wild.

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Response to Demsrule86 (Reply #6)

Sat Nov 4, 2017, 10:53 AM

8. How fun. Did you move into a condo?

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Response to AJT (Reply #8)

Sat Nov 4, 2017, 11:39 AM

18. No, we have four dogs and three cats.

So we bought a fixer uper small ranch/bungalow built in 1955...1500 square feet above and full basement.



Kitchen reno on the horizon...we have Kraftmaid outlet near us. The opening you see is too a family room with fireplace.





Living room we have forced hot air but they left the little baseboard.


Bathroom other bathroom was completely stolen! but will fix it.
Someone took the vanity...but can get a vanity and granite at kraftmaid outlet for $40.00-$80.00


Master Bedroom there are two others.


There is a two car garage in good shape, but no pics.

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Response to Demsrule86 (Reply #18)

Sat Nov 4, 2017, 12:27 PM

28. The floors look really nice.

You've got some work ahead of you but sounds like a good deal. I understand about the pets - I have a *few* dogs which limits my options but they're family and where I go, they go.

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Response to AJT (Reply #5)

Sat Nov 4, 2017, 10:55 AM

11. I wanted diversity. Ohio is very segregated in my current area.

I watched the video and it was people from everywhere...all colors and faiths. The true America in my opinion.




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Response to Demsrule86 (Reply #11)

Sat Nov 4, 2017, 08:18 PM

32. There is NOTHING better than a lot of diversity!

And, I love a small-town parade. Our Golden Days Parade is much like this one! You'll love it!

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Response to Demsrule86 (Original post)

Sat Nov 4, 2017, 10:52 AM

7. Looks like a nice small-town atmosphere.

There are even Mexican and Chinese restaurants.

"Get your coats. We're going OUT to eat!"

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #7)

Sat Nov 4, 2017, 10:59 AM

12. It really is cute...we went there when looking for our house... we got a forclosure which made me

sad, but it needs work and has been vacant since 14 so the price was really good. We will redo it...keep my mind of the empty nest.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #7)

Sat Nov 4, 2017, 11:49 AM

20. I love that movie which was filmed not far from my new house you know...

The house is on display all year round...and they produce the a play..."A Christmas Story" at PlayHouse Square in Cleveland every year.

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Response to Demsrule86 (Original post)

Sat Nov 4, 2017, 10:55 AM

10. It's very cute! Sometimes I miss living in a small town. Right now we live in

a subdivision and the nearest town is a 10 minute car ride. When my daughter was little we lived in a small town that was really safe, and she and her friends could ride their bikes around everywhere. I think my son is missing out not having that. We are looking to move when my husband's contract here is up in the spring, and I will be looking for another small town.

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Response to Luciferous (Reply #10)

Sat Nov 4, 2017, 11:02 AM

13. Architectural digest in the July or August posted main Streets.

Does your husband do temp work? Mine did . He is an engineer...got laid off a long term in late August. Check out Cleveland...nice place to live. Some good schools and jobs...reasonable housing.

https://www.architecturaldigest.com/gallery/most-beautiful-main-streets-america

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Response to Demsrule86 (Reply #13)

Sat Nov 4, 2017, 11:12 AM

14. He's a manufacturing supervisor. We received a huge relocation package when we moved here and

he had to sign a contract to do 2 years or we have to pay back the relocation money. We are actually considering Ohio- one of his former bosses works for a company there and has been talking about having him come work for him.

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Response to Luciferous (Reply #14)

Sat Nov 4, 2017, 11:28 AM

16. Been there done that.

Ohio has jobs in the Cleveland area, Findlay which I really like also...towards Detroit, Columbus too. I like it...my husband got two jobs off of this recruiter...I don't know how old your hubs is but Ohio companies do hire older workers too.

Bob Pyle
Search Masters
Independence Ohio.

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Response to Demsrule86 (Reply #16)

Mon Nov 6, 2017, 07:28 PM

39. Thanks for the info! We still have a few months but I will pass along

the recruiter's name to my husband

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Response to Demsrule86 (Original post)

Sat Nov 4, 2017, 11:13 AM

15. This is my dream....move to a area where we can WALK almost to everything.....

Dinner out, grocery shopping, entertainment, health appointments.......and just rent a car for trips like vacations. So hope you enjoy this move, good for you. And Iím so jealous.

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Response to a kennedy (Reply #15)

Sat Nov 4, 2017, 11:29 AM

17. Thanks! I am excited. I have wanted this for a while...so sick of the suburbs.

We live in Cortland which is nice and all. But I am ready for a change.

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Response to Demsrule86 (Reply #17)

Sat Nov 4, 2017, 01:39 PM

31. I looked for a town like that in the south

but couldn't find one with that sort of atmosphere. We wanted a warmer climate so finally settled on a 55+ community in central Florida. I love it and there is some of those feelings and diversity here, but not nearly what I wanted. I'm so happy for you!

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Response to Demsrule86 (Original post)

Sat Nov 4, 2017, 11:43 AM

19. Great porch for the dogs! Covered too !!

 

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Response to Kirk Lover (Reply #19)

Sat Nov 4, 2017, 11:54 AM

22. The dogs will love it! It is a dead end street too...my realtor said he had never been there in his

40 year career...tucked away...within walking distance of Downtown ...the pipes froze after the foreclosure so the bank has now completed repairs...worst damage was in the basement, but it is fine now.

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Response to Demsrule86 (Original post)

Sat Nov 4, 2017, 12:04 PM

23. Bedford Falls. ("It's a Wonderful Life") . n/t

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Response to ginnyinWI (Reply #23)

Sat Nov 4, 2017, 12:06 PM

24. They do call the holiday decorated Main Street Bedford Falls...

Thanks for the pic.

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Response to Demsrule86 (Original post)

Sat Nov 4, 2017, 12:08 PM

25. Imagine my surprise when I logged onto DU and there is a thread about my hometown!

Then I open it and it's not only talking about my hometown but has photos of my street and shop! I had to blink several times, lol


Welcome neighbor!

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Response to Doremus (Reply #25)

Sat Nov 4, 2017, 12:10 PM

26. That is awesome...thanks for the welcome...currently live in Cortland Ohio over an hour

away...hubs is living in the House while I sell this one...so excited. Love this town! We refused to look elsewhere found a fixer upper I can make my own. My handicapped sis in law live with us so we need a ranch or a cape...looking forward to living this area.

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Response to Demsrule86 (Reply #26)

Sat Nov 4, 2017, 12:33 PM

30. The location is great. Close to interstates, 20 minutes from downtown Cleveland..

We have our challenges as an inner ring suburb struggling with unemployment and loss of tax revenue from closed businesses but there are far more pros than cons, imo.

The housing stock is affordable and full of charm. We have an appreciation of history and heritage, in fact if you haven't been there yet make sure to visit the Historical Society Museum on the Commons. They have a wonderful collection.

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Response to Doremus (Reply #30)

Sun Nov 5, 2017, 03:46 PM

35. From what I can see...things are turning around...property being fixed up everywhere...and we had

to offer full price no contingency (bank owned they fix nothing anyway) to fight off the flippers...priced very well. But we lost one house before. I like this one better anyway.

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Response to Doremus (Reply #25)

Sat Nov 4, 2017, 12:12 PM

27. And I look forward to patronizing your shop when I arrive...hubs not much for shopping.

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Response to Demsrule86 (Original post)

Sat Nov 4, 2017, 12:29 PM

29. Love it! Enjoy Demsrule.

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Response to R B Garr (Reply #29)

Sun Nov 5, 2017, 03:50 PM

38. Thanks!

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Response to Demsrule86 (Original post)

Sat Nov 4, 2017, 08:53 PM

33. Wow! Nice. Be happy in your new home!

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Response to Squinch (Reply #33)

Sun Nov 5, 2017, 03:49 PM

37. Thanks so much...have a great day.

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Response to Demsrule86 (Original post)

Sat Nov 4, 2017, 09:39 PM

34. We think alike.

Bought a 1958 home, ( remodeled for more space) in a town that looks exactly like yours.
Except no snow.
but yes to holiday decorations at Christmas, to lovely old old buildings on the Square, no parking meters, few stoplights.
Have never been happier.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #34)

Sun Nov 5, 2017, 03:48 PM

36. It sound lovely...congrats.

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Response to Demsrule86 (Original post)

Mon Nov 6, 2017, 07:30 PM

40. Bottom pictures looks like the town in "Its a Wonderful Life"

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Response to Demsrule86 (Original post)

Mon Nov 6, 2017, 07:32 PM

41. Thats wonderful!

Congratulations!

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