Where Do We Come From?
Growth is inevitable and Developers are always going to buy historic old homes and tear them down to build new homes. I have restored historic old homes before and will do more in the future. There is great gratification in taking a 1920’s bungalow that is near being town down and putting life back into it. When you are able to keep the character but add updates and creature comforts then you give another generation a chance to enjoy the home.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau the median age of a home in the United States is 40 years old. There are over 40 million homes in the United States that are between 35-54 years old.
I am not one for keeping a historic old home around just because it is old. I feel that it is the feeling that a neighborhood gets from its history and the original homes that we need to keep. we all hate to see a historic old home torn down for a gas station or a Wal-Mart, but there has to be a way to preserve and progress at the same time. Can a new development of Condos that now stand where a 1900’s home once stood help the neighborhood? Can they incorporate the same feel that an old home once did?
If your neighborhood was full of abandoned homes would you care if someone tore them down and started over. Most people would say no if the construction “fit” the style of the neighborhood? If you are interested in finding an old home in Chattanooga to make yours then Contact Us Here.