Are you having plans in buying an old Northwest Arkansas house? If so, this article is for you. Historic Northwest Arkansas homes are charming and comes with character. However, it is advisable for home owners to carefully plan and strategically decide which type is suitable for your family’s needs. In fact, buying an old house have its pros and cons. Check out the list of these to help you decide for your own.
What to Expect When You Buy an Old Northwest Arkansas House?
Warm and lived-in, with a majestic fireplace, wood craftsmanship from another era, and a crooked old apple tree in a beautiful garden—only an older house comes with its own personality.
But that personality could come with a steep price in upkeep and renovations to meet the needs of your family and your modern tastes. How do you decide if an older home is worth it? Consider our list of pros and cons:
Con: Outdated building code compliance and other maintenance
Homes with old heating systems or inefficient plumbing can be in such bad shape that they do not comply with modern building codes. It is a good idea to take a careful look at each system in an older home (heating, wiring, plumbing, air conditioning, etc.) to make sure they are modern, efficient and safe. Replacing these systems can be expensive. Chimneys may need realignment or need to be fitted with draft excluders. Older windows may need to be replaced.
Pro: Location, location, location
Older homes are often built closer to the center of town, making it easy to walk to local shops, schools and other amenities. If you happen to find an old house out of town, it could still have local shops, schools and other amenities within walking distance.
Read the full story on things you should consider before buying an older, historic home at realtor.com