Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Raleigh Homes Built Before 1950

Raleigh Homes Built Before 1950

Downtown Raleigh Historic Homes Are More Desirable Than Ever!

With the revitalization of downtown Raleigh and a migration of people looking for a more urban lifestyle, downtown Raleigh homes have become even more desirable than ever.

While some people prefer the new, modern condos offered in downtown Raleigh, others enjoy the historic charm of older homes.

Luckily Raleigh has done a good job in preserving home and neighborhoods surrounding the downtown area. Historic Oakwood and Mordecai are two popular neighborhoods to find well preserved older homes built before the 1950's. Other neighborhoods surrounding downtown Raleigh with historic and older homes include Hayes Barton, Boylan Heights, Five Points, and Bloomsbury among others.

Are you looking for an older or historic home in downtown Raleigh? 

Compared to many major Metro areas, these homes are affordable given the character and history of the neighborhoods combined with all the great amenities that come with living near downtown Raleigh. Downtown Raleigh is a wonderful place to live. With tree lined streets, parks, and manicured homes, historic neighborhoods offer a charm that you just can't find in suburban areas. Downtown has seen a boom in restaurants and shops, open beyond work hours. Downtown has grown into a community of its own and people truly enjoy living here. With some of the best museums and cultural arts in the region, it's easy to see why it's so attractive to live here.

Buying an older or historic home can come with some challenges. Many have been renovated over the years, but some still may have remnants of older systems like plumbing and electric that need to be addressed. Additions and changes to a home that were not permitted can arise. Easements may be an issue. Older homes tend to require more maintenance than new homes, but the good news is many older homes were built with quality craftsmanship and materials.

If you are interested in exploring owing a historic or older home in downtown Raleigh, give us a call. We can walk you through the pros and cons and recommend all the service professionals you would need along the way to ensure you are making the right move.