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.