Some of these older homes possess that "old charm" appeal and what matters is that you are attracted to the home.
If you may be leery about the overall condition of the property, then consider having a home inspection done.
Good luck in in your search for a home. If you ever have a need feel free to contact us.
Remember, whether you are looking for an older or newer home, your best asset is a quality and experienced Realtor.
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Well, as you can see, there is a general consensus of opinion - we all agree!!!! - it is perfectly fine to buy a home built in the 40's (or 30's or 20's or earlier for that matter)!
You will have a home inspection and all the functioning and structural parts of the home will be checked out.
Systems can, and most likely, will have been updated over the years, and you might very well discover that the home built in the 40's is in better shape than one built in the 70's. (wish we could say the same about humans, too! hah)
In any event - if you have found a home you love, don't let the age stand in the way - do your due dilligence - get professioal advice from an inspector*........and move forward with the purchase.
*know that some inspectors are more familiar with older homes - those inspectors who routinely work in older towns like Short Hills, S. Orange and Montclair know exactly what to look for that might be unique to those more "mature" homes!
All the best!
Prudential NJ Properties
They also have a lot of Character and if restored correctly can have greater value than a brand new construction next door. Repair and restoration costs may be higher but worth it in the long run.
I'd be happy to help you through the process...