Buying a Historic Home in Hampton Roads

New construction does have its perks, but for some the lure of a historic home will always outweigh the risks. Hampton Roads has plenty of opportunities for those wanting a piece of the past. Our agents know how to help buyers spot those ancient diamonds in the rough if a major restoration is in the works. Queen Annes, Victorians, Painted Ladies, Georgians and more await homebuyers who have their hearts set on historic homes.

The National Register of Historic Places regards certain residences of particular architectural significance and areas comprised of these homes are called historic districts. Such areas can be found throughout Hampton Roads. Chesterfield Heights, Colonial Place, Downtown, Ghent, Park Place and Riverview are neighborhoods that have historic homes in Norfolk. Downtown, Olde Towne, Truxton, Park View and Port Norfolk are areas that have historic homes in Portsmouth. Smithfield, Williamsburg and Yorktown are also known for their historic homes. There are pockets of other regional towns and cities that have older houses which may appeal to buyers as well.

The timeless beauty and tax credits can make anyone appreciate the beauty of an older home, but there are things to consider when embarking on this type of house hunt. Check to see that the foundation is solid and is not cracked or shifting. Plumbing and electrical systems may need to be brought up to code. The heating and cooling system may need updating and the roof could need replacing as well. Know your limitations in terms of time and money, so you won't go over budget and your home won't turn into a perpetual project. Our helpful real estate agents can help you find the right historic home in Hampton Roads.

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