Benefits of Buying an Older Home

Benefits of Buying an Older Home

Buying your next Edinburgh home will undoubtedly be filled with many decisions – not least whether you want to choose a new-build or an older property bursting with character and charm. There are undoubtedly pros and cons to either choice, but here we take a look at just some of the reasons why so many people fall in love with Edinburgh’s more historical homes.

15 Feb 2018


The character on offer from older homes is unrivalled. Prepare to be enchanted by everything from sloping ceilings and wooden beams to stunning original fireplaces and crown mouldings.

While some people love the blank canvases created by new-build homes, others are entranced by the historic look and feel of older homes, where every corner can feel like it holds a secret from days gone by and every nook and cranny tells a story.

Area Appeal

Older homes can also create an added attraction in terms of their location within already established neighbourhoods. There is no doubt that newly created living areas can be prime settings for community creation, but there is something undeniably charming and comforting about moving into a residential neighbourhood bearing all the hallmarks of withstanding the test of time. New-builds can emulate this feeling to some extent, but only properties with history can boast the depth of feeling that only a real history can create.


You may find that choosing an older home is ideal if space is an issue. Many older-style properties were designed with larger families in mind and when space was not necessarily at such a premium. This means that opting for a home with history can allow you to enjoy much more space for your money when compared to more modern new-build options.

Bag a Bargain

Older homes can often offer exceptional value for money, especially if you are willing to invest a little time, cash and energy on restoring a property to its former glory. New-build homes can offer very little room for improvement, being already immaculate when you buy, whereas older-style homes can deliver huge amounts of potential, whether your ultimate aim is to maximise on your investment and ultimately increase the value of your home or you simply want the scope to create the property of your dreams.

There is no doubt that older-style properties can be inspiring for the DIY enthusiast or offer plenty of scope for the professional to maximise on the rich history, character and aesthetic appeal that only homes of this type can provide.

Are you looking to buy or sell property in Edinburgh? Contact Coulters on 0131 603 7333 – someone will always be available to help.

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