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3 Features Of Newer Homes You Won't Find In Older Houses

by Dan Vasquez

If you just started shopping for a house to buy, you are likely to come across homes for sale that range in age. Some may be really old, some semi-old, and some might be relatively new or even brand-new. The house you choose should be one that is in the right location for your needs, one that fits within your budget, and one that has the features most important to you. As you compare the differences in older and newer homes for sale, there are three key features you are likely to love with newer houses that you will probably not find in older homes.

Open concept

One of the top things people look for in homes today is a feature known as an open concept. An open concept is the way a house is designed, and it includes fewer walls. The rooms are more open to one another, and the ceilings are often higher, creating a more open atmosphere in a house. In older homes, each room is usually separate, with a simple door frame or door leading to it, and the ceilings are not usually higher than eight or nine feet tall. 

Sufficient storage space

Older homes also often lack enough closet space, and this was primarily because people did not own as many clothing items 50 years ago as they do today. Today, closet space is one of the top things people look for when buying homes. As you compare the closet space in older and newer homes, you are likely to find that newer homes offer a lot more storage space in the bedrooms. Newer homes may also have more storage space in other parts of the house too.

Energy-efficient systems

A third thing that you will often find in newer homes is energy-efficient systems. This can include the heating and air conditioning system, but it may also include other aspects of the home. Newer homes may have better insulation in them to help the homeowners spend less on heating and cooling costs.

Older homes may have these features too, if they have been remodeled, but older homes tend to be less efficient than newer homes when you consider all of the aspects of home efficiency.

Older homes can have a lot of character and features you will not find in newer homes, but ultimately the choice is yours. If you would like to begin viewing old or new homes, contact a realtor today.