Why You Should Buy an Old House in Florida

Thursday, October 24, 2013

A lot of people these days are considering buying old homes in Florida to save money. Given the rising prices of newly built homes this may seem like a wise decision. But buying an old home is also an art, not everyone can pull it off. Most homebuyers these days are amateurs. But if you really want to buy a home on a budget then an old home maybe the best option for you. Let’s discuss some of the benefits of buying an old home.  Before your final purchase, make sure you know how much your homeowners insurance premiums will set you back....

Calculate the Costs

Calculating the actual cost of the house that you are about to buy should be the first thing that you should do. This means knowing the cost of repairs, insurance and maintenance. Remember that when you buy a newly built home you won’t have to get anything repaired or installed but in an old home these additional costs will have to be paid for. Compare the costs of both the options and if an old home is cheaper than there is no reason you shouldn’t buy it.

Bigger in Size

If you compare houses that are built now to the ones that were built in the previous century you will realize that there is a huge difference between them in terms of size. An old house is likely to have very large back and front yards. Newly built houses are smaller in size and have less room for gardening. Older homes are also built to last a longtime. These homes have been built with high quality craftsmanship and can withstand storms and other natural disasters.

Location

Most old homes have very convenient locations. Schools, shopping centers and offices are all generally located close by. You can talk to your realtor for advice on locations and neighborhoods. There are a lot of good affordable houses out there and with the help of a realty expert you can find one.   

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