Buying an Older Home? Know What you are Getting IntoPosted by Greg Dewar on
A tree-lined street with century-old oaks and stately, ancient homes has great curb appeal. However, before you invest your life savings into purchasing an antique home with tons of character, make sure you know what you are signing up for. Keep in mind that there is a huge commitment in time, cost and energy. Do as much as you can before you make an offer to avoid unforeseen issues down the road.
Get Two Inspections
An inspector is human and prone to mistakes, even one used to dealing with older homes. It is worth the money to get a second inspection to ensure that you know all the required repairs, and count on there always being repairs. You should include a structural engineer and a bug expert in the inspection team.
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