That Victorian mansion and old farmhouse seem so appealing from the street. Inside, everything could be quite a bit more complicated. Older homes may be a wonderful investment of your time and money, but to purchase an old house you must be prepared to care for the home more than you would a newer home.
This checklist will help you determine what you need to know about buying an older house before you make an offer.
1. Structural Condition
No home was intended to last forever, but some can certainly last for hundreds of years. The condition of the home depends largely on the original construction and upkeep.
A home that was built well using quality materials will typically last longer than one built cheaply. How the previous owners…