To me it would all depend on a few things. 1. Do you have kids with asthma...etc? if so then AC is very important (I know my family has children with asthma and its so important to have good air quality circulating in the house). 2. If the home checks all the other boxes on your list and you can afford to have AC installed then this home might be an option. Lastly Get an experienced realtor...if you really like everything else in the home then you really should have a realtor that understands your needs and works with you to negotiate this issue in your favor. Feel free to contact me should you have any additional questions...Thanks Al
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It appears your question pertains to real estate in Franklin Ma. Clearly HVAC concerns in Franklin Ma are significantly differant than what exists in Tampa FL.
For the most part. Florida citizens LOVE their air conditioning!
Today, you have some incredible options. Of course retrofitting the existing furnance into a air handler and installing the external compressor is the obvious solution.......for 1982.
Your situation allows you to consider 'ductless' on-demand HVAC systems that are highly efficient, minimally invasive, and untra quiet. Only slightly more expensive than traditional systems, the cost recovery will be realized in MONTHS (in a FL environment)
Would I buy a home without central air? In a heart beat if the price were right.
Best of success,
Annette Lawrence, Broker/Associate
Remax Realtec Group
Palm Harbor, FL
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Mine has been I have not found a home that has had every amenity, but have sold many that meet the needs and desires of the buyers.
It is much harder to find the home that meets most of your criteria, let alone with a/c
As to a/c it is an easy option to have added if one so desires.
Also the market price of the home should reflect the amenities and condition of them in relationship to others on the market.
The first thing to consider is the price range. Do a majority of the listings in that price range have central air?
Secondly, if the house is perfect in every other aspect, would it be easy to add central air? A home that is forced hot air can have central air added fairly easily without a lot of evasive construction. If it is baseboard a dual system could be added a system in the basement to service the first floor and a system in the attic to service the second floor.