I did say that lots of used houses are not needing much of anything done to them. I'm not talking about ancient houses that need re-wiring or something. You can normally get way more bang for your buck and yes, get a much better yard.swales wrote: ↑May 5th, 2017 7:40 amEverything you mention has nothing to do with the actual house but the lot. The problem with old houses is you buy other peoples problems or what they think are solutions. If you can find a house a few years old with no renovations then you don't have that problem but you'll also pay a higher price and most likely not a huge lot. Now old houses have the mature neighborhoods and usually big lots but you're rolling the dice on the actual condition of the home (behind the walls) which is something a lot of people don't want to deal with especially if they're not handy or just don't feel like doing a renovation.
As far as I know, a house can be renovated (if needed), but there's not a damn thing you can do about a lot that is shoe-horned between neighbours on a tiny space.