Where Do We Come From?

Where do we come from? There is a national push to help save and restore historic old homes in many neighborhoods across America. Have you ever driven down the road and see an old dilapidated home wondered what would happen to it. Will someone buy it and restore it for their family? Will someone try to flip it? What will happen to it? There are Nation, State & City conservancy groups for almost every age and style of a home. There are even neighborhood groups and private help companies such as Village Real Estate in Nashville that are taking matters into their own hands. These groups are raising money to help save  neighborhoods where the maintenance has been deferred for years and the homes are in threat of being town down.Can we not help more of these homes and communities from being forgotten about? Can you think of an area where you live that you would like to save?

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.