How Old Are The Homes In Your State? Pretty New In The Carolinas!

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Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
How old are the homes in your state? In the Carolinas homes, on average, are quite new, (mostly built since the turn of the current century) as they are thoughout much of the Southeast, Southwest, and Northwest. Obviously a major reason for this stems from the population growth in these parts of the United States over the past couple of decades. North and South Carolina have been among the five "most moved-to" states for well over a decade now--that means lots of newer housing to support this populations growth.
 
 
If you've been searching for affordable "older" homes, especially in the Charlotte metro areas, you may have noticed that it's not easy to find them. The Charlotte metro area has been a "mecca" for new home construction for many years (even with the few years of a market slowdown).
 
 
I speak with prospective home buyers all the time who insist on older homes because for some reason they believe they are "better built." And for the most part, that's not quite the case. New homes today are being built to much tougher code standards, they are much more energy efficient, and they use materials and mechanicals that withstand a lot of "wear and tear."
 
 
So if you're moving to the Charlotte metro area in the Carolinas, don't turn your nose up at newer construction even if it feels as if older homes have more "character." Newer homes are a fact of life here in the Charlotte metro area and a good one, at that!
 
 
 
 
 
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Rainmaker
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Nina Hollander
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Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Call 631-805-4400 (c) ~ thanks, Sheila and Larry... at the very least it got a conversation going with all sorts of opinions!

Aug 28, 2015 03:59 AM #30
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Nina Hollander
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Gabe Sanders ~ hi Gabe, I think this is why we say real estate is so hyper local. Here in Charlotte you will often sacrifice by doing an older home instead of a new one. Two of our top selling areas and most moved-into zip codes in the US are areas developed since the 1990's!

Aug 28, 2015 04:06 AM #31
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Kimo Stowell
HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 - Honolulu, HI
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Aloha Nina, 

We have family who live in Chapel Hill, so my perspective comes from a more established older community in N.Carolina. I didn't realize just how NEW, new is in N.C. Thanks for sharing.

a hui hou,

Aug 28, 2015 09:07 AM #32
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
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Kimo Stowell ~ good morning, Kimo... here in Charlotte we think anything older than 10 years old is not new. In New England they think something that's under 25 years is still new. It really does depend on the region.

Aug 28, 2015 09:39 PM #33
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Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
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Nina - so it looks like the Northeast and the mid west are products of the thed 1950's post war manufacturing boom.  Now it is all going South.

Aug 29, 2015 03:22 AM #34
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
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Nina, we have some beautiful, charming, quaint antiques that date back to the eighteenth century sometimes. If it's a grand mansion and updated, it's super. The smaller ones tend to have very low ceilings. My tall husband would bump his head all the time trying to pass through doors. They are not for everyone.

Aug 29, 2015 04:06 AM #35
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Pamela Seley
West Coast Realty Division - Murrieta, CA
Residential Real Estate Agent serving SW RivCo CA

In my market area we have more newer construction homes on the market than older ones. There are many benefits to newer construction, such as better and more efficient HVAC systems and dual-pane windows. Many of the new home builds have built-in solar systems. Although I too love the character of older homes, I love new construction homes. 

Aug 29, 2015 04:23 AM #36
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Lou Ludwig
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Nina

Interesting map by state on the age of the homes . . . .  In general the greater metro Charlotte North Carolina area has a younger housing stock . . . . which is a big advantage to potential home buyers.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Aug 29, 2015 11:35 AM #37
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Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Hi Nina Hollander , Indiana looks all alone there in the midwest with the bright red color. Our home was built in the 1990's.

Aug 29, 2015 02:04 PM #38
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Praful Thakkar
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Okay so I come from the state with many old homes Nina Hollander - however, few communities I work in have relatively newer homes - not even 20-years in age!

Aug 29, 2015 03:26 PM #39
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Larry Johnston ~ good morning, Larry. I noticed that red color for your state, Larry, and wondered why Indiana stood out versus the rest of the midwest. Here in Charlotte a home built in the 1990's is often referred to as old.

Aug 30, 2015 01:51 AM #40
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Grant Schneider ~ good morning, Grant. Definitely, migration seems to be headed south and southwest (and to the northwest, as well).

Aug 30, 2015 01:52 AM #41
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Lou Ludwig ~ good morning, Lou... I refer to Charlotte as a new, old City. It's a city dating back to the colonial times and yet most of its growth has been in the past 25 years.

Aug 30, 2015 01:53 AM #42
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Pamela Seley ~ good morning, Pamela. Coming from old buildings in NYC, Paris, London, etc. I never thought I'd appreciate new... but once I built my first home, I sure got it!

Aug 30, 2015 01:54 AM #43
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Olga Simoncelli ~ good morning, Olga. I've had that issue come up with tall clients in Charlotte. They tell me they want an older home with 10 foot ceilings, and many of them are barely 8 feet.

Aug 30, 2015 01:55 AM #44
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Praful Thakkar ~ that's why I always say real estate is so hyper-local. In NYC I rarely sold anyting that was younger than 30 years. In Charlotte, I rarely sell anything as old as 30 years!

Aug 30, 2015 02:18 AM #45
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Many of the really old homes in my town have been torn down. New homes are the norm. Good post Nina.

Aug 30, 2015 11:07 PM #46
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Debbie Reynolds ~ thanks, Debbie. We had whole sections of town, as well, where old homes were torn down because the land they sat on was more valuable than the home. Mini-mansions sprouted up on those lots. But fortuntely, we also have parts of town that have not been labelled historic, so they can't do this as much.

Aug 30, 2015 11:42 PM #47
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Ginny Gorman
RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate - North Kingstown, RI
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Well I might dispute that map for RI, Nina...we have been told that we have the highest number of oldest homes per sq. mile in the country...but who knows...they are certainly concentrated...it is so different to go out west where everything is newer build.

Aug 31, 2015 01:12 AM #48
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Ginny Gorman ~ hi Ginny... it seems that many people have overall agreed with this map, except in New England... where I suspect it's hard to factor in the really old homes into the equation.

Aug 31, 2015 01:28 AM #49
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