While historic homes can be difficult to renovate as discussed below, there can be opportunities with lot availability for new construction to match the exterior architectural features, while providing all the modern conveniences.
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Just thought I would mention those things as I was in a historical home before
Homes usually cost a little more. Most are older and maintenance can be a higher cost than new homes, but it's worth it.
The houses in the historical district of Summerville are usually in more demand and have a higher resale value than a house in a regular subdivision. It is nice to be able to walk or ride your bike into downtown to shop or eat at restaurants. Also the charm and character of the older houses are nice features for re-sale. However there are strict guidelines that you must follow to do any renovations to these historic homes. You can search for homes on the website below.
Typically, home values in an historic district tend to be higher than in a standard subdivision. In Summerville, there are about 700 buildings certified in the historic district. Strict architectural guidelines pertain to any renovations or changes to these structures. You can check out more information at these links:
The advantages? If you love history, and being a part of its preservation, then you would certainly enjoy owning a home and living in the Summerville historic district. That's certainly a lifestyle and quality of life advantage that you can't put a price tag on!
Again, call or email me if you have any other questions, or if I can assist you in your search.