As time progressed though, I have changed and discovered that my earlier vision of a dream house did not fit my wants or needs. I now know that owning a house requires more than mere cleaning and maintaining of its various components so that it does not evolve into the run down shack you might discover in your travels along the urban highways and byways. In order for a house to shine and stand out from the cookie cutter boxes it resides next to, it must reflect its owner and their personality.
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