Do you love the way they used to build houses? Do you have fun driving through the Fab 40s in Sacramento? Can you be spotted casting longing eyes at Craftsman Cottages in the downtown Roseville area? Did you know those aren’t the only old homes for sale in the Roseville, Sacramento area?
I’ve created a search of just a couple of the many areas in Placer and Sacramento County where you can find interesting old homes for sale (see below). Some may be as-is. Some may be beautifully restored in the vintage look at they are famous for. Some might be totally remodeled inside, like this one in old Roseville near Denio’s Farmer’s Market.
I made the list 1945 and older to include the fab 40s of Sacramento. And, of course, I had to include my home town of Roseville. These homes are updated regularly, every time the MLS updates the homes that are for sale, sold, expired, etc. And I put them in order from highest price to lowest (a little eye candy is always fun, right? 🙂 ).
Old homes can be beautiful when they are cared for. They often have special custom looks that are rare in today’s more modern homes. Things like crown molding (and YES, I checked, it can ALSO be spelled moulding – both are correct 😉 ) and handcrafted cupboards built into the living room. Often bigger yards for more outdoor fun with the grandkids. Big porches that are perfect for lovely autumn flowers (like these mums we added to our back yard to “tweak it” from summer to autumn decor) and are often shaded by old and mature trees like Camellias or Catalpas.
A sense of history – of sweet days long gone by. Sometimes, they can have a price tag that makes a first time home buyer grin big. Other times, they have a price tag that makes most people smile wistfully and move on, leaving it for those with bigger budgets.
Of course, they can also have special concerns that you need to be prepared to address. Old electrical and plumbing may need to be updated. Homes painted before 1978 “may have lead-based paint. Paint that has chipped or is deteriorating, or is on surfaces that rub together such as windows and doors, creates lead dust which can pose serious health hazards to occupants and visitors. Thus the paint needs to be treated/removed/painted in a special way.” And that lovely mature landscaping may have huge roots that are causing or about to cause some major headaches.
Over the years, the various homes my family and I have bought and/or rented have included a 1900 Victorian Farmhouse, a 1925 Craftsman Cottage, a couple of 1940s houses, a 1990s home, a brand new home and more. I’ve loved each one. For me, a house is made up of the sum of its parts – including neighbors and neighborhoods. And we’ve been blessed with each to have such great neighbors and friends that they colored each experience in a sweet and lovely hue. And to be honest, every single house has had big issues and small – even the brand new construction home. (That’s one reason I’m a BIG believer in home warranties. I’ve used Old Republic Home Warranty for years and really appreciate them!)
Nowadays, I look first for homes that are good for aging in place options for my senior mom with easy to maneuver doors, walls, sidewalks, etc. no matter how old or young the home. Some older houses that are well maintained and have lower ceilings, making it easy to do home repairs like changing light bulbs, may be better than lovely new homes with really high ceilings. It depends on the needs you and your loved ones have at the time.
That being said, I do love old homes and enjoy the moments when I get to walk the shady streets sharing City of Roseville info with neighbors, admiring the gorgeous roses, and basking in the breeze that wafts through the tall trees. And oh, the creeks with the ducks and geese! Those are definite faves for me and my grandchildren. I also enjoy the holiday delights of the fun Christmas home tours in the Fab 40s in Sacramento. Yes, old homes can definitely be a sweet delight.
For those of you who would like to let your “fingers do some walking” as you look at lovely “eye candy” old homes for sale in Roseville and Sacramento…. ENJOY! And if you have any questions, would like to see even more areas, or want to see any of these homes in person, just give me a call at 916-768-0127 or email me at Kaye@KayeSwain.com 🙂
Featured Old Home For Sale in Roseville CA 95678
This is a 1922 home in Old Roseville near Denio’s Farmer’s Market and Swapmeet. Close to JimBoy’s, Beyer’s Gym, McDonald’s, Bel Air and the Brickyard Shopping Center, Panda Express, and so much more. Do you love all the fun Historic Old Town events hosted by Downtown Roseville Merchants and the City of Roseville? You’ll be very close to those and so much more. This beautiful home has been fully remodeled inside and and out and is gorgeous! And it’s one of the old homes for sale with a great price! A sweet combination, indeed!
Better yet, give me a buzz and I’ll give you all the info and set up an appointment to show this home or any other homes for sale to you. 🙂 657-229-KAYE or 916-768-0127.
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