Buying houses is not very common in Nigeria because most people prefer to build their own houses from scratch to finish, which is very okay. Meanwhile if you need an urgent house and you have a specific time to move out of that house your only option will be to buy a house rather than building one that might take a longer time to complete. However, now that you have consider buying one you will want to buy a new house, which is supposed to be the best but often times you find out that all the descriptions you need in that house might not be there. So here are some reasons why you should buy an old house:
- OLD HOMES ARE MORE CHEAPER THAN NEW HOMES
Your budget should come first when taking decisions on any matter, your house is also a part of that decision except you want to spend all your money buying a house and be left with an empty apartment or go hungry with your family after buying the house. The cheapest house you can get is an old house, which will definitely fall between your budgets. Buying an old house will help you achieve your goal. However, you can build or buy a new house while in that old house.
- OLD HOMES HAVE BETTER-QUALITY CONSTRUCTION
Funny as that may sound it is very true. Old homes are built with better-quality materials and this makes old houses stand out in terms of quality. Besides, this houses has stand the test of time e.g. rain, wind etc., some new houses can’t beat that when compared to it.
- OLD HOMES ARE OFTEN IN ESTABLISHED LOCATIONS
Yes, this is very correct, hardly will you find old houses in a developing area, now that is the headache of moving to new houses because they are mainly located in developing areas. Everyone loves to move or buy properties in already established locations; this is because no one likes stress or traffic. However you can only get old houses in these established locations.
- OLD HOMES HAVE MORE CHARACTER THAN NEW HOMES
No matter the description of that house you will surely find it in an old house. The only thing is it might be old so you will just need to change something’s to your taste. Old houses are built with lot of character, e.g. packing store, garage, veranda, basement, etc.
- LOT SIZE TENDS TO BE LARGER WITH OLD HOUSES
There are lot of spaces in old houses when compare to new ones. You will hardly see a parking lot in most new houses this days, even the rooms are smaller this is because they managed every space they have to build something else.
Old homes might not give you all the new feelings of a house but it will sooth your budget, description and other things, so go get yourself a house.