Finding that fabulous historic home

Historic Home kitchenKalamazoo MI historic homes –  There is a fabulous charm and authenticity found in hand-hewn banisters, tin ceilings, hardwood floors, gorgeous turned wood trim and 13 foot ceilings trim.  Owning a  turn-of-the-century Victorian gets into your blood.  Historic homes can be so satisfying.  There is no need to run from owning a heritage home in Kalamazoo.    With the right specialists to help, keeping your historic home in top repair won’t be as time consuming or costly as some fear.

If you have original windows that are not quite as air tight as you might like, you don’t need to replace the windows,  you can call in an experienced carpenter for a window overhaul.  True pros know how to remove built-up paint, add new hardware, wax the rails, and most importantly, weatherstrip the gaps.  That cost is usually only about 10% of a replacement window.    When a few of the boards from  those gorgeous  wooden floors  start to squeak after decades of wear  That noisy problem can usually be fixed by using tiny screws to secure them to the framing below.

Worried about a creaky banister? No need to fret.   Locate the newel post and the corresponding nut at the base of the stairs – they were designed to tighten the whole banister.

We have a great way to find and compare the fabulous historic homes for sale all over southwest MI.  The website www.BuyHistoricHome.com will help you see all the historic homes for sale in Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids, Holland, Grand Haven, Muskegon and South Haven MI.

You will be able to search for all the historic homes that are currently listed for sale. You will even be able to alerted by email every time a new house comes on the market.

The Veenstra Team will provide lots of support and expert assistance in your search for a Kalamazoo historic home.  Give us a call at 269-350-5514.  You will be glad you did!

David and Jason Veenstra