Older homes have many benefits, including character and typically lower price tags.
But before buying an older home, get a comprehensive inspection to reveal hidden problems.
The home might have ancient wiring and electrical panels, so make sure everything is up to code.
Ask to test for lead paint, which is common in older homes.
Find out the age of the roof and whether it needs repairs.
Have the plumbing evaluated to ensure it was replaced or well maintained.
Make sure the home’s foundation hasn’t become cracked, uneven or sunken over the years.
Be thorough to ensure you’re buying an older home that comes with charm…not headaches!