Why I Love Old Homes

Real Estate Agent with The Wirt Team - Horizon Realty

Why I Love Old Homes

Old home in New Braunfels

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.

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Comments (7)

Dan Hopper
Dan Hopper - Gold Way RE - Westminster, CO
Denver Broker / Real Estate Advocate

Kelie, cute blog, I love the way you bring in the "new home" link!!  Great job in capturing the attention of your audience!!

Sep 10, 2013 11:17 AM
Kelle & Kevin Wirt
The Wirt Team - Horizon Realty - New Braunfels, TX
"There is a new Horizon in Hill Country RE!"
Thank you Dan!
Sep 10, 2013 12:36 PM
Charles Stallions Real Estate Services
Charles Stallions Real Estate Services Inc - Gulf Breeze, FL
Buyers Agent 800-309-3414 Pace and Gulf Breeze,Fl.

There is a story behind every old home it seems and I like digging into them and tell that story

Sep 10, 2013 01:38 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Kelle, older homes do have the charm and character the new homes lack.   I enjoy showing these homes too.

Oct 15, 2013 11:16 PM
Nick T Pappas
Assoc. Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, Broker/Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Huntsville AL - Huntsville, AL
Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource

Kelle, I know what you mean about older homes.  They do have a special character about them.  My first investment property was a 100 year old Victorian...talk about character....and maintenance!

Jan 21, 2014 02:08 AM
Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366 - Placerville, CA
General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage

Kelle - Old homes do have a special flare that you do not see in the newer homes. Not everyone can see and appreciate that feeling that you have; but they know where they can go to find that older home in the New BraunfelsTX area!

Thanks for the post today.

Jan 21, 2014 03:08 AM
Kelle & Kevin Wirt
The Wirt Team - Horizon Realty - New Braunfels, TX
"There is a new Horizon in Hill Country RE!"

Yes Nick, the maintenance was what made this family sell this darling home. The young couple that bought it are well prepared and equipped to handle the work that needs to be done. 

Tom, I love these houses and would love one of my own one day to love on, and yes tell anyone thinking about this area that these older homes go FAST and if they want one they need local eyes on the market!

Jan 21, 2014 03:23 AM