Why I Love Old Homes
As a mother, I know I shouldn't play favorites. This is also true of being a REALTOR®, but I just can't help myself. Old homes will always have a special place in my heart.
For one thing, there is much more texture to an old home. There is something so special about the layers of crusty paint on an old door. Floors that creak and walls that have been painted and plastered so many times they have a new texture all together. The way the rain falls on a tin roof is so relaxing and welcoming.
Old homes that age well are like people that age well - absolutely beautiful. Much in the same way there are wrinkles from smiling, there are moldings that aren't perfect and that creates a charm instead of an annoyance in its imperfection.
In general, old homes tell a story. They are cozy and warm and welcoming. They have always been my favorite and will always be my favorite. It is part of the reason I chose to move to New Braunfels - historic homes everywhere!
But, just to be fair, if old homes are not your cup of tea, check out this blog post on the top 5 reasons to buy new.