Is it better to purchase a new home versus an old home?
My husband and I are in the market for our first home. I have been searching online for months now, and came across a home that was built in the 1950s. I am in love with the house because it is perfect for our needs, and has all the charm of an older home that I love. My husband is against buying a home that is this old, and wants to buy a condo built within the last five years. Not my style. Which is the better choice?
I shall approach this cautiously.....don't want to find myself in the middle of a marital disagreement. LOL.....BUT, right out of the gate, kereeves....you are on the right track.
Not only have I purchased and sold 7 homes in my adult life, but my late husband and I worked in Real Estate management for 10 years.......just so you know that I truly do have some well-earned experience in this field.
It definitely depends on the home (as it is currently)...In terms of the NEW home, 1.)it matters greatly who the builder is and what research you can do on his homes 2.) It is rarely better to buy a "condo" as opposed to an individual "home." (too many reasons to list)
Yes, those in favor of condos will give you a long list of reasons that condos are better to own.....so THEN, it's about your particular lifestyle and not the structure itself. Follow me so far?
You might want to suggest to your hubby that MOST things (if not ALL) that were built in the '50's, have stood the test of time, were built by authentic craftsmen with products that were made to last forever. We cannot say the same for what is built today, HOW it's built & what is used.
Simply think about any new purchases you may have made in the last decade. I'll add my own example. My parents had the SAME Stove, washer, dryer, television, and many other household items for 20+ yrs....all working just fine as day one. On the other hand, In 12 yrs, I have gone through 2 of each major appliance....trashed due to NON-repairable....junk...gone...tossed out. I am no harder on my things than my parents were....they simply made better products in the '50's. It's that simple. Enough for that.
If the OLDER home has been well-maintained and has some necessary updates made (meaning electrical, plumbing etc.)...you are much better off with an older home. Remember that "cosmetics" are up to the new owner, whether a new or older home. Don't even take cosmetics into consideration (unless they are incredibly EXTENSIVE)
You're right....The Charm of an older home can only be found.....well, in an older home. Period.
You get my Vote....wife! And all for valid reason. I believe your hubby will come to his senses!! LOL Good luck.
Yours is the better choice,and although there are many I will just give you one now.The quality of everything used to build that condo is much lower than everything used to build that 1950's house.You do have to check for lead paint and asbestos, but other than that ,yours is a better option
I had a choice when I purchased my home, and I chose to purchase an older home. I was warned off the new construction in my price range as being cheap and not worth the investment.
The down side of purchasing a new home is that things have to be upgraded. I've owned my home for 15 years, and in that time, I've replaced all the interior and exterior doors, the water heater, the roof, and the HVAC system. I tore out the old kitchen, reshaped it, and put in new cabinets, countertops, and appliances. I removed the old carpeting, and put down tile. I replaced the wood on the two ends of the house with vinyl siding. I've redone one bathroom top to bottom, and still have one more to go. I'm also looking to replace all the windows in the next couple of years, with something more efficient than the 1960s aluminum frames that I have now.
A new house probably would have been less work, but I love my neighborhood, and all the improvements I've made. I wasn't afraid to do anything to this house, because everything in it was 40 years old, and in need of upgrade. I don't regret choosing to buy an older home over a new one.
new home is far better than old home. ALthou you don't spend much money on purchase but the renovation is not worth itgn
For any needs of buy, sell or manage property / house freely comtact us. We time realty have more than 30 years of experience in this field. For more details http://timerealty.com.au/about/company-profile.php
I personally think that is better to buy a new home, because buying an old one you must restore it, fix the electricity sistems and much more problems that will ocurr after moving in.
I bought my first home through an real estate company that has the advantage of having a unique perspective on the real estate market through the large volume of properties available for sale http://www.apollon.ro/despre-noi.html being listed in major cities, with quality pictures, prices and full details; they offered me an expert advice, whatever was my requirements. If I was looking for a property close to kindergartens, schools, parks and transportation with all the information about the local real estate market and its surroundings.
It's always better to buy a new home. But still, it depends on your requirements.
Hy When I was first on looking after an apartament for me and my wife I've prefferd a new apartament because everything was new. I have bought my new apartment from this site: http://imobiliare-bacau.ro, but i was not satisfied . So finally I decided to buy an apartment in an old flat
by Sekharg 8 years ago
If you were to buy a home to live in, would you buy a brand new home or5 - 10 year old home?
by David Stillwell 7 years ago
can you compare the quality of the older home to the newer home in terms of longevity?
by Kelly Kline Burnett 8 years ago
I fell in love with the cottage of my dreams but the floors are unstable. We retained an expert before we put in a bid on the house. Has anyone else hired a structural engineer and shored up the footings of an old house?This one is from 1855. I understand my husband's concern and...
by Lissette 21 months ago
How do you feel about 100 year old houses? Would you purchase one?
by Audrey Selig 2 months ago
Should young teens date older guys?? For example 14 age girl 18 or over age guy?
by deergha 6 years ago
What is a better choice for a 12 year old boy on his birth day gift - a PS3 or an x-box?I am totally clueless.
Copyright © 2019 HubPages Inc. and respective owners. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc. HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
HubPages Inc, a part of Maven Inc.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|