Thank Heaven We Live in a Rambler

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A rambler is also known as a rancher, or a single-story.  I grew up in one, and I currently live in one, and thank Heaven I do!  I’ve had surgery on my knee, and am now crutching around the house.  I always look at the positive… positive side of living in a 1600 sq ft rambler?  Even if I am ‘camped-out’ in the family room, it takes only about twenty crutch-plant-and-swings to get to the bathroom.  The great part about having a tiny master bath?  I can pivot and hop all around the room and not have to use the crutches while I’m in there.  What’s more, I can’t really use them anyway, as the bathroom, exluding the tub, is about 6’x6′! 

I know I don’t need to ‘sell’ people on the benefits of a rambler.  They’re the most expensive home to build, but they have the best re-sale value, too.  When you’re selling your home, you need to appeal to the largest amount of people possible.  Everyone can live in a rambler…not everyone can live in a split-entry or tri-level or two story for any number of reasons, but health issues are among the primary.

I’m just plain relieved that we chose this house.  As we live in it longer, it becomes an even better choice.  In fact it would be darn near perfect if husband and I could agree on a new carpet color (I want it lighter, he wants it darker but the current carpet just gets worse as we debate!)…


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Cari McGee

My husband and I came to the Tri-Cities in 1994, and we thought it would be a temporary stop on our way to larger cities. He was a television sports anchor at the time, and we planned to go wherever the "next step up" took us. Twenty-plus years later, we're still here and we've loved every minute of it! We have two children now, and we've found the Tri-Cities area is a wonderful place to raise a family. It's a great place to do outdoorsy things -- I like to hike Badger Mountain or run along the river path. I also love reading ... by a cozy fire in the winter or a beautiful picture window in the summer (with the A/C on!). I've been a licensed Realtor since 2004. I earned my managing broker's license in 2016, which means I can run my own brokerage, or create a team of real estate agents and supervise them, which is exactly what I did when I formed the Cari McGee Real Estate Team in 2018! We have administrative and marketing personnel, as well as additional agents to serve you. I became a director of the Tri-Cities Association of Realtors Board of Directors in 2016, became Secretary/Treasurer of the organization, and was elected to Vice President in 2019. Want to talk about real estate? Click here to schedule a meeting with me!


  1. Matt McGee says:

    Excuse me, but we live in a 1695 sq ft home. Don’t forget that last 95 sq. ft…..

    Dark carpet rules!

  2. Cari McGee says:

    Well, the assessor’s site says we have 1718 sq ft, but I haven’t seen either one of out with our tape measures recently!

    And, over at Rain City Guide, Ardell has this to say about darker carpet…

    I’m game!

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