Okay, I’ll admit it, I love to look at real estate. You could say I attend a lot of online Open Houses. Some people may spend way too much time on FaceBook, I spend way too much time on real estate sites. I guess there could be worse habits.
I love to virtually try on places and I’m always making lits of places that I want to stop in on our travels. With just a click you can be anywhere in the world. You can try on locations and different types of houses. Do I want that 100-acre farm in Nebraska or maybe a ski in condo in Utah? The possibilities are endless.
Yep, I’m truly a wanderlust.
Wanderlust: Strong longing for or impulse toward wandering. – Merriam Webster
I did check out trusty Google to see if I was alone in my love of real estate voyeurism. And you guessed it, it’s a thing and I’m not alone.
For me, it’s often less about the houses and more about the surrounding communities and what they have to offer. These sites are just a jumping off point for me, thanks to Google Maps, I’m always looking at what parks, restaurants, festivals, and activities are surrounding a location.
When I visit, I tend to try to stay away from the tourist traps and really go where the locals go and get a sense of how they live and interact. So, I’m off again, planning my next trip.