This Condo in Ashland, MA recently sold for $380,000.
This is a Townhouse style home and features 5 total rooms, 3 full baths, 1 half bath, 2 bedrooms, and was sold by
Matt Gamache – Touchstone Realty
Living in an old home is like reading an old book. When you walk through an old home you can’t help but notice that there is history right within the walls. Small differences, like low height of the doorknobs, take you back in time to when we were a different society with different needs and expectations.
Just like old books, however, old homes sometimes require extra care to keep in good condition. Don’t get me wrong–when people boast that their old home has “strong bones” they could certainly be right. But there are some things you might have to cope with living in an old home that aren’t a huge concern in a new one.
If you’re thinking about purchasing an old home, read this list of things you should be aware of before you buy. It isn’t meant to deter, just to inform so that you’re ready for the challenges you’ll face when that day comes. And, if you truly love the experience of living in an old house, the work will be well worth it.
Let’s go back to our book analogy from earlier. If you have a book from the late 1800s that has been stored in a dry place, hasn’t been thrown around much, and always had conscientious owners who respected it enough to repair the binding when needed, your book will be in great shape. The same is true for old homes.
Oftentimes, it only takes a quick glance around the home and a peek at the foundation to see if the home has been taken care of. Just because a house was built in the 1800s doesn’t mean it hasn’t been renovated periodically and maintained properly.
If you are thinking of buying an old home, here are some things you should look out for before you sign the dotted line. Don’t forget to have the home inspected by a professional as well, since they will give you a much more detailed analysis of the problems a home might have.
Opportunity knocks on this great 2 bedroom 2.5 bath sun filled townhouse. Open floor plan with a fireplace in the living room. Spacious eat in kitchen with lots of cabinet space and a large breakfast bar. Hardwood floors in the living and dining room. Luxurious master suite with cathedral ceilings, fireplace, whirlpool tub, private doors into the bathroom, glass shower and plenty of closet space. Large second bedroom with cathedral ceilings, private full bath and ample closet space. Finished lower level is perfect for an office, playroom or extra bedroom. So much potential for this home just waiting for you to add your finishing touches to make it your own.
This is a Townhouse style home and features 5 total rooms, 2 full baths, 1 half bath, 2 bedrooms, and is currently available for $324,900.
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