Hell, fuck no, they don't. All those composite materials they developed after WWII? Complete garbage. My house might be "old" but the original cedar floors and trim haven't warped a micron in 90 years. And the hand laid and mortared stone foundation wouldn't crack if you hit it with an RPG. Scrape away the skimcoat and you find rocks. Giant fucking rocks. No cement. No rebar. Heavy ass rocks cut to fit within a quarter of an inch of each other. I've got floorboards that are twenty feet long and nailed down with crucifixion grade spikes. What's a cedar floor cost today? A Toyota? A BMW? The new houses they're slapping up today will be lucky to be standing in 30 years. They're building a new one on a lot across the street from me that they'll get $350K for 11 seconds after it hits the market (assuming they ask $300K for it... RI houses are going for $50K above asking, cash, sight unseen, no housing inspection). And the poor prick who buys it will have to replace half the materials inside before I find a loose nail in mine.