Asked by mamaofficer at 1:05 AM on Aug. 27, 2010 inLevel 31 (50,120 Credits)
Answer by Amelia512 at 1:05 AM on Aug. 27, 2010
Answer by mommy_of_two388 at 1:06 AM on Aug. 27, 2010
Answer by Musicmom80 at 1:08 AM on Aug. 27, 2010
I have done both routes. The home I had built, even though everything was new, it just lacked character. I now live in a home that was built in 1959 but the remnants of a hurricane spawned a tornado and my home had to be rebuilt. So, I have a 1959 slab with a 1995 home. I did get to keep some of the things that make this house unique. I think I would go with an older home as long as the major systems, electric, a/c and plumbing are up to current codes. Also with an established home you also have fences in place, etc.
Answer by Joeygoat at 1:12 AM on Aug. 27, 2010
Answer by hsmominky at 1:14 AM on Aug. 27, 2010
Very few people get to have a house built exactly the way they want. It can be an expensive, stressful process. My father and grandfather were carpenters and I helped my parents build two of their homes.
When we were buying a house a year ago we decided to buy an older house rather than a house in a typical newer addition. We looked at houses in additions and found them to be poorly built and generally boring. I'm happy with our decision. Our house is in an old (historic) edition with large yards and houses have been changed enough that they don't all look the same but they haven't been torn down and replaced with houses that don't fit with the landscape.
Answer by Gailll at 1:14 AM on Aug. 27, 2010
Answer by Barbs05 at 1:20 AM on Aug. 27, 2010
Answer by Musicmom80 at 1:23 AM on Aug. 27, 2010
Answer by motherwanting6 at 1:27 AM on Aug. 27, 2010