Pastoral View definition

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  1. V. Nightshade

    V. Nightshade Junior Member

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    Nov 17, 2003
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    How are people defining a "pastoral" view? Does it require meadows and sheep? (just kidding about the sheep). Where I am (marin county, California) we have what I call Hill views, a view of a particular landmark mountain, water views, panoramic views. Agents use the term "greenbelt." When the hill views are peaceful and gentle, exquisitely framed, does that count as pastoral? So far I've been avoiding the word :).
     
  2. residentialguy

    residentialguy Elite Member

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    A Pastoral view is a view of a church :)

    Open hills, fields, rural etc. If one has superior demand over another, utilize the "other" option and adjust.
     
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  3. CindyR

    CindyR Member

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    pastoral to me suggests a view of a pasture. not a term i think i will use often. here we have greenbelts and desertbelts and desert washes. lots of wonderful sights delegated to 'other'
     
  4. Don Clark

    Don Clark Elite Member

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    Definition of PASTORAL

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    a (1) : of, relating to, or composed of shepherds or herdsmen (2) : devoted to or based on livestock raising b : of or relating to the countryside : not urban <a pastoral setting> c : portraying or expressive of the life of shepherds or country people especially in an idealized and conventionalized manner <pastoral poetry> d : pleasingly peaceful and innocent : idyllic

    BAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!:rof:
     
  5. Mr Rex

    Mr Rex Elite Member

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    When you can smell the cow poop, you will know.
     
  6. incognito

    incognito Senior Member

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    Mr. Rex beat me to the punch. If it has cow patties on it, it is pastoral.

    Make that sheep patties, as well!
     
  7. Smokey Bear

    Smokey Bear Elite Member

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    Mt. Tam isn't pastoral, it's mountain view. I'd use it for rural Marin and grassy hills.

    Reminds me of a joke on how you find your way to Texas: Drive east until you smell it, then drive south until you step in it. LOL
     
  8. V. Nightshade

    V. Nightshade Junior Member

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    Thanks. What was FNMA thinking when the decided on the View Options!!
     
  9. timd354

    timd354 Senior Member

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    Jan 11, 2008
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    You do know that you don't have to use any of the selections in the list, right? If you select "other" you can type in whatever you think is appropriate.
     
  10. NorthTexValuation

    NorthTexValuation Senior Member

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    Sep 17, 2011
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    They certainly didn't ask appraisers for suggestions.

    I've looked at thousands of appraisals performed in over 20 states and NEVER seen "Pastoral" as a view description.
     
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