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Old 05-13-2011, 10:06 AM
 
Location: Ono Island, Orange Beach, AL
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Having lived in an "old" house built in 1907 in an old neighborhood, and now living in a new house in the same old neighborhood, I'm all in favor of new house in old neighborhood. In my humble opinion, the neighborhood is as important as the house, and the right builder can build a new house that is fitting with the older houses and environment around it. Just my two cents...
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Old 05-13-2011, 10:53 AM
 
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Having lived in an "old" house built in 1907 in an old neighborhood, and now living in a new house in the same old neighborhood, I'm all in favor of new house in old neighborhood. In my humble opinion, the neighborhood is as important as the house, and the right builder can build a new house that is fitting with the older houses and environment around it. Just my two cents...
Very good point. There are lots of extremely high quality new homes. We need to downsize and have thinking that may be our next (and probably final) move.

Frankly, by the time you get through redoing an old house you've pretty much replaced everything anyway.
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Old 05-13-2011, 12:36 PM
 
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First, the good:

(2) Old houses tend to be built in areas that were developed a long time ago and I enjoy the density and proximity to the city center.

(6) Solid wood doors, weird but interesting windows and lots of cool woodwork. Which will have to be painted.?
I agree with those two. I do like the look and charm that certain old homes have. It is crazy to me that homes that are going to $400k, $500k and beyond have cardboard doors in them.
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(7) It seems like something always needs fixing in an old house.?
I have enough little things to take care of in a 11 yr old house.

Plus to me the layouts need improving. Though I do like some intown neighborhoods, finding great public schools from elementary to high school is almost impossible in those neighborhoods

For me, an old house is like a boat. They are cool for my friends to own.
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