To those who reside in the real estate profession, there are identifying words in the industry that describe a certain type of development.
Greenfield references land that has never been used (e.g., green or new), where there was no need to demolish or rebuild any existing structures. Greenfield development usually occurs on semi-rural land, and are sites that expand urban development.
Brownfield is land previously used for industrial or commercial use. The land may be contaminated by low concentrations of hazardous waste or pollution, and has the potential to be reused once it is cleaned up.
Grayfield is a term that is applied to formerly viable retail and commercial shopping sites (such as regional malls and strip centers) that suffer from lack of reinvestment and have been “outclassed” by larger, better designed, better anchored malls or shopping sites.
So….why not a field of blue development?
Bluefield – homes that are geographically separated, but are harmonized through similar characteristics and consistency in design elements. All Bluefield Homes will be stamped with Bluefield “Preserve and ReNew” Standards.
Prior to the bust of the real estate economy, there was an over-all concern that there would be no green left in the country because of greenfield development. Since 2007, there is no more complaining. The newly built housing industry came to a stand-still, and still isn’t going anywhere fast.
The real estate economy has not recovered and I don’t know how long it will be before greenfield development becomes a concern again.* (My personal opinion is, it is going to be a long while.) I hope I am wrong.
*Redevelopment as it pertains to urban living, I believe, will continue to rise.
In essence, Bluefield Homes are the “redevelopment” of residential homes located in what are known as “inner-ring” suburbs. Inner-ring suburbs are the communities that were the first to be developed in the early to mid-20th century. These homes exist as a result of families moving outward from urban areas.
These are the homes that are now worn, torn and weary and they will be recharged with love through style and design. The homes to be targeted for investment will be homes that have fallen into disrepair through either lack of money for up-keep, an aging owner occupant, absentee ownership (rental housing) or foreclosure proceedings.
What is a unifying design feature of a Bluefield Home? The front door. I haven’t even started to look at paint chips, but I had fun wandering around Pinterest for color inspiration. All computer screens are different – but the color I am thinking aligns itself with robin egg blue, duck egg blue, or tiffany blue.
I love how a blue door looks on the inside
I won’t take the color up the steps – that is a bit much…but I do like it.
So……I need to find the right house and the right color