There is new life in the soil for every man. There is healing in the trees for tired minds and for our overburdened spirits, there is strength in the hills, if only we will lift up our eyes. Remember that nature is your great restorer. -Calvin Coolidge
Not too long ago, I was complaining about the dog days of summer. This weekend I felt energized and ready to take on the world. It never ceases to amaze me how much bearing the weather plays into our lives. As lethargic summer days fade away to brisk fall mornings, I feel something greater than just a change in seasons. I feel a renewed sense of curiosity about the world around me, and my senses are reawakened. There is such joy in taking in the beauty of the area we live in. Those of us who live in these magnificent Pennsylvania wilds are so blessed. There is such beauty in the leaves changing color and the wildlife around us. Fall means so many different things to different people. Fall to me is hiking, firewood, leaves, campfires, tailgating, cookouts and family. A strange mix, I know, but it represents the things that are not only important to me, but worth looking forward to.
When I think about the things I want most in life, my heart always comes back to wanting my own property where I can take my family for generations to come. I want my boys to learn to hunt on my own land. I want a place that I will retreat to and relax. I want a place to go camping, to cut firewood, to go fishing, to take pictures. I want a place that even though our family home may change as our family changes, that we will have this sanctuary that will always remain the same. I want to look back at pictures, and have a story start out, “remember when?”
In my dream of owning recreational property, I also know that I have to take control in making this dream come true. I have to know my market, I have to be vigilant in watching for properties that meet my core criteria, and I have to know when to take that leap of faith. It may be one of the largest non-necessity purchases I will ever make, but my long term investment will make it worth it. I can’t place a value on happiness or quality family time. But I can decide when I am ready to make a purchase that will give my family a place to build memories from. Recreational real estate is a market of pleasure. We want your property to bring you joy. We want you to have something you don’t necessarily need but that you want. Choose to relax, retreat, getaway and smile. I would love to help you find the property that is just what you’ve been dreaming about.