Looking for a more affordable place to stay? Why not choose older homes instead? You can get it for a much lower price than a more modern home. Most people looking to buy these homes do not want to have the extra expense of doing home repairs, remodeling and redecorating enough to bring the home up to their perceived standards. If the buyer knows home construction and basic interior design and decoration then it is best to give life to an older home.
Many times older homes have original hardwood flooring underneath carpeting. You can get these back to life through sanding, staining and applying a good varnish coat. This is if you want to use the original flooring instead of using another carpet to top the old hardwood flooring.
Probably the worst scenario that could happen is one or more layers of old linoleum or vinyl glued to the floor with linoleum cement. In this case, it will take a lot of work to make it look beautiful again. It may need scraping and solvent, but focusing on getting back the beautiful hardwood floor is good enough to start on this project to give life to your new home.