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7 Pitfalls to Avoid When Buying an Historic Home

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No one can deny that historic homes are gorgeous, but you should always be cautious before purchasing one.  For every pro a historic house offers, there’s a hidden con to counteract it. The good news is you can avoid being sucked into a money vacuum purchase by becoming aware of the cons before you purchase the home.  Here are some of the pitfalls of a historic home you should always keep in mind and look for:  Strict Rules Homes in designated historic districts come with strict rules.  Many times, historic homes are in disarray before they are purchased. You may…

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Renovate or Rebuild? How to Know Which Option to Choose

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When you own a home, whether it’s a new purchase or one you’ve owned for a while, the itch to change things up inevitably begins to show itself. And, if the space you’re in needs a lot of work, or if you’ve just got much grander plans than the bones of your space seem to allow, you may be deciding between renovating and rebuilding to start with a fresh canvas. To help you figure out which approach is right for you, here are 5 things to keep in mind: Your Budget For many people, this is probably the main deciding…

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4 Tips for Buying an Historic House

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If you are in the market for a home and want something one-of-a-kind, an historic home may be just what you are looking for. Many older homes are made with different materials and contain different floor plans and fixtures that you would be hard-pressed to find anywhere else. While owning a charming piece of history has its appeal, it can also come with a lot of responsibility. Many times, an owner of an historic home is expected to preserve the integrity of the original design. Here are some tips on how to go about purchasing an historic house to make…

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