Older Homes for Sale
If you're looking for an older home or historic property to renovate, our community has a number of options available. Our country, as rich in history as it is, has seen many home styles built over the years, and this area is no exception.
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Heritage Homes & Historic Real Estate
Not all older homes are "heritage" or "historic" as defined by the National Registry of Historic Homes, but it is worth it to see if your potential new home can be an applicant for one of the Federal Historic Preservation Tax Incentives. These are monies granted by the government to aid in "private sector rehabilitation of historic buildings".
The restoration of historic homes is a hobby for some, and an all-consuming passion for others. Our country has many architectural styles that have developed over its rich history. The National Registry of Historic Homes has a list of properties that are considered to have some historic relevance to the country or area. However, it is the state and community which set the specific rules of how historic sites are to be bought, sold and renovated.
The reasons for buying a historic home ranges from having a simple attraction to the style, to a desire to make a profit by restoring and reselling. There is also the satisfaction a person can get from restoring a home to its former glory. No matter what your reasons for investing in this type of property, you are probably prepared for the expenses that a renovation of this type can require.
When considering an older home, you will want to pay attention to the following:
- Age of the house
- Electrical System
- Plumbing System
- Heating/Cooling Systems
Obviously this requires considerable know-how, so a home inspector (there are ones who specialize in older/historic homes) is definitely recommended. Be very careful in an older home, as the wiring may not meet today's standards. It is worth it to hire a professional to determine what kind of wiring you have and whether it is safe to use 'as-is' or if it should be replaced.
Older homes can be very desirable as personal residences. Often they are built in popular locations, but are priced economically because of needed repairs. If you have the know-how and the funds to renovate, your older home can repay you with thousands in instant equity, and the pride of restoring a house to the beauty of its hey-day.
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