Soon, we will be a proud owner of a 1925 house. My husband and I will about to close on this property at the end of March and it is being redone. The picture I am attaching is an old photo from the listing (when it was sold to the seller last year). The seller/contractor had signed our offer, so I am very close to owning my dream house. Well, some friends may be surprised. They thought that I was joking when I used to tell them that I am waiting an antique house to be on the sale block. While all of them are so fascinated with new houses, I am drawn to older houses.
Before making this decision, I have read a lot of your posts and so thrilled to find out that there exist a group who are committed to maintaining an old house. The interior of this house (at present) is a mess. Some walls (plaster) were torn down and replastered. There's also complete re-insulation going on. The roof replacement was just recently completed. The property wasn't our agent's first choice for us. She showed us a new construction house; but this house caught my attention -- fortunately it was also for sale. My husband couldn't believe his ears when I told the agent that I want to go inside the house. The agent told us that it's messy and it's not a good time to show it. Nevertheless, we went in. Upon stepping in, I said, the size is just perfect. I was warned though that it does not have a walk-in closet, rooms are smaller, and the basement has a 6'2" ceiling height (my husband wanted a family room in the basement.) I toured the house; amidst its flaws, I fell in love with it.
Tonight I decided to join the forum and ask you questions in the future. This is our first home and we are very excited to move in.
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