So we’re officially looking for a house now. I’ve spent a lot of time combing realtor.com to find a house in our price range. We do not want one of the new houses that are going up - the McMansions - they’re just not us. Along the same vein, neither of us wants a house where we have a massive amount of work to do on it - we’re not handy like that.
Still, my eye is continuously drawn to houses built in the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s. I love these houses - they have character, and they don’t look like all of the other houses on the street. Many of them seem to have up-to-date improvements on them - most have central air, boast of new wiring, etc. However, we keep getting warned against buying an older house, even with the improvements done on them.
So why? We love them because the rooms are big and airy, but overall, the house isn’t too big for us and our two cats, and in a few years, our little ones. Is there a reason we’re being warned against buying the houses? And if the house has been updated and well-cared for, is there any reason we shouldn’t buy it?
Thanks for your help!