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JollyMan93 July 8th, 2013 5:16pm

Would you rather buy an older home with lots of charm and character (though it needs some work) or a brand new home with hardly any character? (All homes in the new development look almost exactly the same)

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susanr Colorado
07/08/13 6:05 pm

Older. Character. Better built; built to last. Family-tested.

Also: renovated to modern standards.

I'd love one of the old Craftsman bungalows in the Old Town section of Fort Collins. Ain't gonna happen. Too expensive.

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ryno Flyover Country
07/08/13 5:53 pm

I only have one rule, newer is always better.

epicawesum Indiana
07/08/13 6:03 pm

Barney Stinson?

theavgguy I.E.
07/08/13 2:28 pm

Open concept, the only way to go.

kateXcore Dark side of the moon
07/08/13 3:28 pm

I hate open concept!! I watch all the shows on HGTV, and I don't get what's so appealing about it!! Lol

JollyMan93 Big Sky Guy
07/08/13 3:34 pm

I like open concept to a point. Some houses out there are way to open which I hate. Each room should have a little more identity

kateXcore Dark side of the moon
07/08/13 3:37 pm

I don't like the fact that you can see into the kitchen from the living room/dining room/etc. the kitchen should be the cook's space. Nobody should know the secrets that go on in there! Lol.

JollyMan93 Big Sky Guy
07/08/13 3:38 pm

@ Kate well I don't mind that. I like old homes because they're so beautiful but new homes are easier to maintain

kateXcore Dark side of the moon
07/08/13 4:27 pm

Old homes get dusty so quickly! New homes often seem so sterile to me...but they're definitely easier to clean.

Nizabelle Cambridge, MA
07/08/13 2:11 pm

I love colonial style houses, it helps that I live in New England. I mean I really do like some modern architecture but I pales in comparison to the beauty and craftsmanship of older homes. One of my favorite houses of all time was built in 1735.

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JollyMan93 Big Sky Guy
07/08/13 3:35 pm

Love New England! So quant! But also expensive. Would love to live there one day maybe

Nizabelle Cambridge, MA
07/08/13 3:35 pm

But I promise it is worth it.

JollyMan93 Big Sky Guy
07/08/13 3:38 pm

Ok! I can come visit :)

Nizabelle Cambridge, MA
07/08/13 3:39 pm

You have an open invite, my doors are always open

JollyMan93 Big Sky Guy
07/08/13 3:41 pm

Yay! If you ever come to charleston I'm open too! Lot of historic homes here downtown b4 the revolution. Some streets are still here from that time as well

Nizabelle Cambridge, MA
07/08/13 3:43 pm

I bet it is absolutely gorgeous! I haven't been to Charleston but the south in general is quite breathtaking. I would certainly love to see Charleston so I will let you know if I am ever on my way!

jonfrei the boonies
07/08/13 1:34 pm

My house was built in 1906. The cabin next to it (also mine) was over 100 years old when the house got built.

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suppressedID suck it Kyle
07/08/13 11:02 am

Newer construction sucks! Lower quality craftsmanship and inferior materials.

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JollyMan93 Big Sky Guy
07/08/13 11:03 am

That's what I think too. But also more energy efficient

Nizabelle Cambridge, MA
07/08/13 2:08 pm

Amen! Not to mention, an older house has already settled so it makes less scary noises at night than a new house does.

political Georgia
07/08/13 10:34 am

Is bigger better?

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political Georgia
07/08/13 10:44 am

Okay let me find the commercial

political Georgia
07/08/13 10:46 am

m.youtube.com/watch?v=JGS90HEbP5U

I am random! When the poll option read"New is better", I instantly thought bigger is better. Lol

JollyMan93 Big Sky Guy
07/08/13 10:48 am

Haha oh I gotcha. I'm random too

political Georgia
07/08/13 10:50 am

I think I watch more commercials than actual TV programs. Lol

EarlyBird Portland
07/08/13 10:30 am

I love a new home! The smell of fresh paint and new carpet do wonders for my state of mind.

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JollyMan93 Big Sky Guy
07/08/13 10:31 am

But why do the new ones have to all almost look the same? I hate that lol. I guess you can look past that

MrLove lovers, dreamers and me
07/08/13 10:20 am

Older charm, and get a 203k mortgage that puts the repairs and upgrades into the financing.

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AnnaRose Texas
07/08/13 10:19 am

It depends on how bad the old home is and how much I love either of them

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Kay41 the Midwest
07/08/13 10:19 am

New. I would rather add my own personality to it and spend the money that way than on work to bring it up to par.

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JanuaryLove
07/08/13 10:17 am

That depends on the neighborhood and the amount of work that needs to be done on either home. Old homes are beautiful but can be cost prohibitive.

Emily33 North Carolina
07/08/13 10:16 am

I'd add my own character to my new home :)

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JollyMan93 Big Sky Guy
07/08/13 10:16 am

I'm spilt on my own question lol

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rlands
07/08/13 10:16 am

Brand new! I love new homes; they're just so comfortable.

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JollyMan93 Big Sky Guy
07/08/13 10:20 am

We're suppose to be building our new home soon:)

rlands
07/08/13 10:21 am

Yay!! I'm so excited for you guys :)

JollyMan93 Big Sky Guy
07/08/13 10:22 am

Ya! Even though we hate how in a lot of the new developments the homes all look the same. We may go with an older development but it's kinda nice to build new