Television shows like “Flip this House” or “Love it or List it” are fun to watch, and many believe they possess the true passion and expertise to renovate old homes. But in reality, it’s a much riskier game than some would lead you to think. Oftentimes with old homes, flooring jobs become structural nightmares, and creating more space in an old bathroom can mean thousands in unexpected plumbing fees.
Simply put, old homes are unpredictable, and can lead a homeowner down a never-ending path of constant work and dwindling funds.
Generally speaking, the oldest homes in America are found in the Northeast, according to a recent report by the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Interestingly, the report also revealed that New York State has the oldest median age of homes at 57 years. Houses that were built in the 50’s have their advantages (beautiful wood floors, for example), but more homeowners must invest in heavy upgrades to keep their older homes energy efficient and modern. There were less stringent structural requirements, including wiring and insulation, both of which can make a big difference not only in energy efficiency, but safety as well.
Across America, the median age home is 23 years--so why has New York fallen so far behind? Thankfully for those looking to move to Rochester from out of state or in state, Faber Homes can be a saving grace.
New York is a beautiful place to live, and Faber makes it easy to build the home of your dreams. Visit our website today to learn about our growing communities and modern floorplans: www.faberhomes.com.