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March Madness: Colonial vs. Log Cabin

The first week of our March Madness Bracket was a huge upset! The readers of this newsletter overwhelmingly chose the iconic Log Cabin over the ever popular and timeless Colonial style home as their preferred style of home. I have to admit that I did not see that coming! 

 

I will say that if I was thinking about a vacation, staying in a log cabin surrounded by trees next to a lake would rank pretty high on my list of choices, but thinking practically about a home to live in, a colonial style would be my choice.  

 

The colonial style home is aptly named due to its introduction to the United States in the 1600s and 1700s by British colonists. They are typically rectangular and very symmetrical with 2 to 3 stories and steep gable roofs. Because of their design, they don’t usually lend themselves to open floorplans, but have individual rooms with specific purposes.  

 

Log Cabin homes are built using whole logs laid horizontally to form the exterior walls. The use of whole logs as exterior walls makes these homes very sturdy, energy efficient, and comfortable to live in any climate. They do create challenges as they require a lot of maintenance. Because they are very susceptible to fire, it can be difficult to find an insurance company willing to insure them and the insurance is expensive.  

 

If you’d like to participate in the March Madness bracket, don’t forget to subscribe to my newsletter. I am looking forward to seeing the results of your voting in the second round of the bracket in my newsletter this week!   

 

Norwalk IA Real Estate – Jon Niemeyer, Broker/Owner/REALTOR® at EXIT Realty North Star. I list and sell real estate in Central Iowa including Norwalk, Des Moines, West Des Moines, Cumming, Indianola, Carlisle, Waukee, Urbandale, Grimes, Clive, Johnston, Ankeny, Altoona, and Pleasant Hill in the Counties of Warren, Polk, Dallas, and Madison. Call Jon Niemeyer at 515-490-4675.

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