Most home buyers cringe at the thought of purshasing an older home because due to maitainence costs. To insurebuyers go into transactions eyes wide open, most contracts include a contingency for passing the inspection. It’s a crtical part of the process and provides total protection to the buyer should expensive reparations be needed and the seller has not divulge previously.
But most home owners of older home enjoy the process of lovingly maintaining them. Beyond good plumbing, updated electrical, wiring for cable, and a good roof there are many other ways to make classic homes more efficient and reduce their carbon footprint.
What To Look For; Age and condition of the windows, air coming down from the chimney, efficiency of heating and air conditioning systems, exterior and interior paint, stains on the ceilings, quality of floor and sub floor etc.This Classic Center Hall Colonial is a great example of updating an older home to adapt to today’s lifestyle.
To add light to the living spaces more and newer, bigger and thermal windows were added to most rooms.
The sliding doors in the Dining Room lead to the deck making it feel panoramic
There is always the benefit of mature perennial plantings that only age can buy.
This magnificent home just came on the market a few days ago. It is now an exclusive listing priced at $789,000 in South Orange, NJ. Let me know if you have a home similar to this in terms of updates and we can add yours as another example. Don’t forget to post on my blog, call, email or text me should you have questions, comments or ant to discuss.