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)
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.
I only have one rule, newer is always better.
That is correct!
Open concept, the only way to go.
I hate open concept!! I watch all the shows on HGTV, and I don't get what's so appealing about it!! Lol
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
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.
@ Kate well I don't mind that. I like old homes because they're so beautiful but new homes are easier to maintain
Old homes get dusty so quickly! New homes often seem so sterile to me...but they're definitely easier to clean.
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.
Love New England! So quant! But also expensive. Would love to live there one day maybe
But I promise it is worth it.
Ok! I can come visit :)
You have an open invite, my doors are always open
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
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!
My house was built in 1906. The cabin next to it (also mine) was over 100 years old when the house got built.
Newer construction sucks! Lower quality craftsmanship and inferior materials.
That's what I think too. But also more energy efficient
Amen! Not to mention, an older house has already settled so it makes less scary noises at night than a new house does.
Is bigger better?
I don't get it? Lol
Okay let me find the commercial
I am random! When the poll option read"New is better", I instantly thought bigger is better. Lol
Haha oh I gotcha. I'm random too
I think I watch more commercials than actual TV programs. Lol
I love a new home! The smell of fresh paint and new carpet do wonders for my state of mind.
But why do the new ones have to all almost look the same? I hate that lol. I guess you can look past that
Older charm, and get a 203k mortgage that puts the repairs and upgrades into the financing.
It depends on how bad the old home is and how much I love either of them
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.
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.
I'd add my own character to my new home :)
I'm spilt on my own question lol
Brand new! I love new homes; they're just so comfortable.
We're suppose to be building our new home soon:)
Yay!! I'm so excited for you guys :)
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