The fact that the garden had automatic sprinklers meant that I found a well-maintained grass.
The property was already fenced and the fence did not need repairs.
The exterior lights and motion sensors as well as some decorative spot lights gave me peace of mind on the safety issue.
The roof had been changed few years before, so it was not going to require to be changed for a good time, this fact, together with the fact that the house already had the hurricane shutters meant a saving in the insurance price.
The kitchen had been remodeled and had counters and finishes that fit my tastes. Also, the appliances, although they were not brand new, were in good condition and could be useful for many years more.
The central air conditioner was in good condition and the pipelines only needed a routine cleaning.
My wife and I like the floor, a mix of wood and tile and surely we would have chosen the same design and neutral color.
We did not have to make changes in the layout and design of the house since all rooms flowed correctly, saving us money in a possible remodeling.
The bathrooms as well as other rooms of the house only required adding our personal decorative touch.
What we did have to do was change the paint color for one that match better with our decoration.
One of the biggest advantages I found was that I could know who my neighbors would be and interact with them since it was a mature and established neighborhood.
In both cases you can find objections, for example that the electricity, plumbing, structure and other systems deteriorate over time, but that will depend on how old the property is and what maintenance has been received during that time and for that a potential buyer must order a thorough inspection, it will give you warnings about possible problems, after all, in a transaction everything is negotiable.