Endings and New Beginnings

Kendra Decker
March 22, 2023
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It’s funny, but I often compare being a community homebuilder to being a parent.  This month we are celebrating being SOLD OUT of our Cambridge Commons Community in Sedro-Woolley.  I thought it would be fun to share with you how I draw from my experience as a parent and the parallels it shares with being a home builder.  

When we start the early ideas for a new neighborhood, we envision the people who will call this place home. We fine tune the design, finishes and layout of each home to meet the needs of our anticipated future buyer. This same thought is given to the amenities within the community - parks, walking trails, streets, etc.  We never truly know at this early stage exactly how it will end up, but we are full of hope and excitement for what this special new place promises to become.  

At the beginning, the thought of building and selling 66homes in one neighborhood seems like a giant undertaking.  Then the weeks and months pass by as we welcome new owners to the community.  We see relationships and friendships flourish as new neighbors move in.  More children play on the playground, neighborhood dogs enjoy the dog park and friendly faces pass by on their daily walk around the neighborhood.  Then, before you know it, the last home is under contract and all 66 homes in the neighborhood are complete.  

Oddly, there is a bittersweet feeling when driving through the neighborhood at this completed stage. Like parent swelling with pride after their child graduates from college(Presidents Honor Roll of course).  Your baby is all grown up - they don’t need you anymore.  They are ready to go out on their own and form their own flourishing life.  And, you are happy for them….but also a little sad because you will miss being apart of this special place each day  

But these endings allow space for new beginnings(or another baby).  Stay tuned for LandedGentry’s new beginnings this Spring.

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