Some of the best real estate available at any given time includes buying older Upper Valley real estate and homes from various eras of home building. Even though a lot of attention is naturally given to homes of newer construction, there are many advantages that come with older homes. Exploring some of these advantages may help you decide what you have in mind when you contact an exclusive buyer’s agent.
One thing many buyers appreciate about older Upper Valley real estate is the fact that the homes were built to last. Even houses built in the mid-twentieth century predated many of the massive construction booms that led to houses being built quickly and cheaply, often without ideal techniques. Houses built in New Hampshire in times before modern heating systems often include features like wood or coal stoves that have good uses.
Knowing What to Expect
Older Upper Valley real estate has a lot of surprises in many cases, but some aspects of keeping an older home is more predictable. For example, older homes that reflect building codes from an earlier time might make it easier to replace wiring and plumbing. Additionally, older homes are likely to utilize storage space in areas like the kitchen in ways you might not find in newer homes, such as full pantries.
Consider Well and Septic Needs
Buying a rural property that has a well and septic system has its unique challenges you should keep in mind. One, consider a water filtration system for your well that will give you better-tasting water and help keep your pipes and appliances free from mineral buildup. Also, consider having your washing machine empty into a gray water system instead of your septic tank to keep the tank more functional.
Keeping the Old Windows
Many old homes have beautiful storm windows that only require weather stripping. You’ll save by not having to replace a lot of windows. By keeping your original windows intact, you can also preserve your home’s character.
Keep these factors in mind as you search for your next home, and work with an exclusive buyer’s agent like Housing Solutions Real Estate LLC, to ensure that your wants and needs are prioritized.
Contact us if you’re in the market for any new or older Upper Valley real estate. We only represent the best interest of the home buyer, 100% of the time.