What Gilligan's Island Taught Me about Real Estate - Part Three
Today's post is about not writing off a home just because it's old.
The theme song from Gilligan's Island is one of the most memorable ones in TV history. People who weren't even born until years after the show was off the air could most probably sing it and get most of the words right!
But like most things, it has gotten a bit dated. It's not as edgy as we like our music now. That's what I was so happy to find this updated version of the Gilligan's Island theme song by the group Bowling For Soup:
So let's get to the part about real estate!
We have so many older homes in most parts of the country. And it's true what they say - they don't build ‘em like they used to. But don't just write them off! Like Bowling Fro Soup's update, you can take an old house that is a bit worn out and dated and reinvent it.
Many times, the cost of the inexpensive older home plus the upgrades you wish to do will be less than a new, similar sized home!
Now I'll admit to being a bit partial. I live in a 100 year old home. But with a new kitchen - with stainless and granite. And new baths. And so much more character than a new, cookie-cutter home.
I wish we could contain suburban sprawl in our older cities by reigniting a desire in home buyers to look at older, more established towns and neighborhoods - and then updating those homes to today's wants and needs.
Buying an older home - it's the ultimate in recycling!
Missed Part One of What Gilligan's Island Taught Me about Real Estate? Click on the link!
Missed Part Two of What Gilligan's Island Taught Me about Real Estate? Click on the link!
Thinking of selling your home? Give Richard Strahm of RE/MAX Realty Group a call at 215-853-26924. He can give you lots of helpful tips on how to prepare your home for sale, and get it sold!