I’m thinking of buying a home in South Bay, e.g. mountain view/sunnyvale/santa clara area, and there’s one concept that keeps coming up – ‘ veteran homes’.
My agent said that, after Vietnam war, the CA gov built a lot of houses in a short period of time to accommodate veterans, and these homes tend to be poorly constructed, usually with poor insulation (so it’s hot in summer and cold in winter), the plumbing also not done up to standards. These homes share one thing in common: no attic, and when you stand inside the home you can see the beams on the ceiling, e.g. like this https://www.redfin.com/CA/Santa-Clara/3562-Elmhurst-Ave-95051/home/783452
On the other hand, there’s a famous style called ‘Eichler homes’, which was popular in the 80s, typically featuring large windows and also no attic. e.g. https://www.midcenturyhome.com/eichler-house-renovation-san-mateo-highlands-california-klopf/
I’ve always thought these are two completely different concepts, until one day some of my friends told me they are the same thing???
I’m very confused, because I’ve thought Eichler homes is a modern style that’s typically selling for above market, while ‘veteran homes’, due to its poor construction quality, typically sell for less??
I’d appreciate any info ppl might have. Many thanks!