Posts Tagged ‘History’
Historic homes offer an element of grandeur and sophistication that many new home may seem to lack. But it’s important to consider many aspects before purchasing an old home. Though beautiful, older houses require maintenance and work to keep their elegant look.
First, it’s important to do your research on the home. Although many aren’t aware, not all old homes are created equally. Be sure to check whether the home has a historical designation. If not, getting one can be a tricky process, varying from state to state. Also make sure you know what tax credits and incentives are in place in your state for owners of historic homes. This could end up being a factor in your final purchase decision.
As a history buff, I find it astounding to see the intellectual leaps we have made throughout our past. Each year, each decade, and each century brings with it a flurry of progress. So quickly, what was once novel becomes outdated. Fads come and go as though they never even happened. Sometimes though, we yearn for a piece of history, a reminder of what has passed. Vintage and antique items become popular and valuable. If you’re lucky enough to own a period home, you can probably feel the connection to history your home gives you. If not, you too can have a piece of history in your décor and enjoy the sweet nostalgia of times long ago. Here are my tips for giving your home a historical feel.