Strahm Sells!: April 2011

What street COULDN'T you live on?

What street COULDN'T you live on?

In so many ways, the home you live in defines you as a person.  And that extends to the name of the street you live on.

Have you or your client's ever NOT bought a home because of the street name?  Personally, I once didn't buy a perfectly acceptable home that I liked because it was on Letchworth Avenue. 

Letch: Someone with an overly strong sexual desire.  As a note (and boy, is this a learning experience!), letch also means something I've never heard of:  A stream or pool in boggy land.

Well, I guess it was named after the stream in boggy land rather than a randy homeowner -- a few years after I didn't buy it, it was completely flooded out!

So what street got me thinking about this today? 

Candytuft Road.

No matter how much I loved a home -- if it was on Candytuft Road, I just couldn't buy it.

It reminds me of Candy Land too much.  Remember that game?

If I lived on Candytuft Road, I'd be afraid of getting stuck in the Molasses Swamp when I was taking the dog out for a walk.  Or getting lost in the Lollypop Woods.  Or finding out that the home I purchased was really the Crooked Old Peanut Brittle House.

Well - I know a candytuft is a flowering plant.  But nonetheless, I just couldn't live on a street named after one.

In the Philadelphia suburbs, we have three streets named after the candytuft:  Candytuft Road in Levittown, PA, Candytuft Road in Jamison, PA, and Candytuft Lane in West Chester, PA.  Nice places, all.  But three streets in those nice places that I just couldn't live on.

How about you?  Have you ever not bought a home because of the name of the street it was on?

 Richard Strahm is an award winning Realtor specializing in the North Penn areas of Montgomery County -- Lansdale, Upper Gwynedd, North Wales, Towamencin, Hatfield -- and beyond!  Visit him at www.a4square.com or call today at 215-853-2624 for a free and private consultation about all of your real estate needs.
 
 
Richard Strahm
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