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Old 09-23-2010, 10:02 AM
 
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Default New or newer homes vs Old

This next trip to the area we hope to not only look but maybe actually find something. We have narrowed it down to Ashborough or Legend Oaks. When I first started researching the area several years ago, I was pretty set on an older all brick home (Ashborough). I thought they would be built better and be stronger in the event of a hurricane or earthquake. Now over time I have found out that in 2003 the building codes for new homes were changed and upgraded to better withstand the hurricanes/earthquakes, with things like hurricane straps for example.

So, I am looking for opinions on which is better.

If we buy an older home we can do most of our own work (cabnets, doors, windows, trim and molding). However, DH has said that he really does not want to start up with that again since we did our current house. I can't really blame him as he does most of the hard work and I help mostly.

If we go with a newer house I would only consider ones built after the new building codes went into effect. I'm still unsure though.

Thanks again for all the great info in these posts they are so helpful.
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Old 09-23-2010, 10:07 AM
 
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I'm sorry, I was reading the posts on new homes and realize this is a little off track from the original post and ment to start a new one but realized after I posted that I was still on this one.
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Old 09-24-2010, 01:42 PM
 
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Ive got some REALLY good deals on a few houses in Tanner Plantation that are left in the section we're about done building in. We built the Charleston style houses with the "Rainbow Row" colors and stacked porches etc.
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Old 09-25-2010, 04:55 AM
 
Location: Ladson, SC
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I would be happy to recommend Ryland. I bought a Ryland home, my parents bought a Ryland home, and a few of my clients have also bought them. Everyone has been pleased.

There are also other builders (that I would recommend) who put together a fine house.

Regarding a commute to Boeing...From Ladson (where I live) you would have about a 20 minute drive at non-peak hours.
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