Comment 67233

By synxer (registered) | Posted August 02, 2011 at 14:28:45 in reply to Comment 67223

I live in South Hamilton, but I don't want to.

And it's not a slight against old houses. It's about people owning old houses and not repairing or modernizing them. And frankly, I end up being one of these people because I'm not able to afford (or properly fix) these issues myself.

It's easy to say, "Don't buy a house, then", or "You should know better", but that doesn't solve the problem. Being human, people will buy houses and fix or not fix them and move on. Which leave houses in older areas that are either a) well kept, but owned forever because they are awesome, or b) run down or have a lot of work required.

I'm not a handyman and I didn't have the budget to gut a house when I was looking. What was left? South Hamilton mid-80s homes. I feel completely disconnected with the rest of the city. I feel like just walking my dog anywhere near Rymal is akin to walking her on an expressway. I'd like to live downtown, but as said, limited selection of well-kept properties that are actually for sale when you're looking are few.

I think if the properties were available downtown, people would pick them up. High, or mid-density. I know I would.

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