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Part ii of should you buy an older


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In an earlier article, you have learned about the advantages of buying an old home for sale in Lakeland FL. Today, it’s time to consider the other side of the story. Being an owner of an old or used home comes with certain disadvantages, too, and it’s critical that you know of them before deciding to live in one.

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Part ii of should you buy an older

  1. 1. Part II of Should You Buy an OlderHome for Sale in Lakeland Florida Petra Norris - REALTOR®, SFR Managing Broker - CDV TransAtlantic, Inc.
  2. 2. In an earlier article, you have learnedabout the advantages of buying an oldhome for sale in Lakeland FL. Today, it’stime to consider the other side of thestory. Being an owner of an old or usedhome comes with certain disadvantages,too, and it’s critical that you know ofthem before deciding to live in one.
  3. 3. Drawbacks of Buying an Old House for Sale in Lakeland FL• The maintenance needs are never-ending. It’s not an exaggeration. Older houses are like older cars. There’ll always be something new to repair or replace. If it’s not the chimney acting up, it’s the boiler. If it’s not your roof leaking, it’s the stairs with broken steps and weak floorboards.
  4. 4. •Very old homes come with outdatedplumbing and sewage systems. You areprobably thinking that such houses inLakeland FL no longer exist, but actually theydo. These homes can look irresistibly lovelyon the outside, with lots of character, butthey are a nightmare to live in. Imagine aworld without a proper toilet, hot showers,and a house without a proper sewagesystem.
  5. 5. •Outdated wiring systems will preventyour state-of-the-art gadgets andelectronic equipment fromworking. Simply put, the wires in anolder home may just not have thecapacity to feed your appliances,gadgets, and equipment the amountand type of power they need to operateproperly.
  6. 6. •Although older homes had larger rooms andyards, these typically came at the expense ofsmaller storage areas like closets. And don’tget started on garages! In the old days, it wasnot typical for people to have closets nearlybursting in the seams with clothes – not unlessyou were a Hollywood star. Only the rich andfamous needed a walk-in closet back then.Certainly, most families were also able to dowith one or two cars.
  7. 7. They can be pricier. Older homes arecheaper most of the time, but there arealso instances when older homes are moreexpensive than usual because of theirextremely nice location or their historicvalue.
  8. 8. •If a Lakeland FL house for sale is considered a historicproperty, it means living within a set of rules asrequired by a local historical society or locallaws. Falling in love with an old and historic home isalmost synonymous living under the cynosure of theentire town’s population. Even if you’ve bought it fairand square, most would still consider it as publicproperty because it’s part of the local history. If youwant to add a greenhouse at your backyard, you’dhave to ask for permission from other parties beforeyou can get on with it.
  9. 9. Considering the factors mentioned here, do youthink you are still suited to buying an olderhome for sale in Lakeland FL?
  10. 10. I hope you found this post useful! If you need help finding or selling your Lakeland, Florida home, please contact Petra Norris - REALTOR(R) at 863-619-6918. If you’renew to Lakeland, I’d especially like to extend a warm welcome. I value my clients andprovide them with honest, reliable service. Allow me to introduce you to the Lakeland FL real estate landscape and all it has to offer.