BUYING A HISTORIC HOME
Although you may be buying a historic home there are some things you should consider:
And of course, there may be issues with hazardous materials that were used decades ago in building that are not used now – namely lead paint, lead pipes, and asbestos. These may be covered up now and tough to detect. However, leave room in renovation budget to deal with unexpected things like this.
I am not trying to scare you – living in a historic property and becoming its temporary steward is very special. I just want you to be prepared and learn a bit about what you may encounter before becoming an owner.