OLDER AND HISTORIC HOUSES

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Here’s links to a collection of our blog posts about OLDER AND HISTORIC HOUSES: 

What is a chert house?

• What is "Ocala" block? 

• What are the most common plumbing problems with older houses? 

When were the first double-wide mobile homes manufactured?

• Is this old home a Sears Catalog house? 

• What are the most common problems with older houses? 

What are the common problems to look for when buying a 1940s house?

 What are the common problems to look for when buying a 1950s house?

 What are the common problems to look for when buying a 1960s house?

 What are the common problems to look for when buying a 1970s home?

 What are the common problems to look for when buying a 1980s house?

 What are the common problems to look for when buying a 1990s house?

What are the common problems to look for when buying a mobile home that is older than 40 years?

Why is an old fuse box/panel an insurance problem for homebuyers? 

Does it make sense to buy an older mobile home and remodel it? 

Why is there no bathroom electric receptacle in this old house? 

How do I determine the age of a very old mobile home?

• Does a home inspector expect the  electrical system of an older house to meet current code standards? 

• What is the age limit for moving a mobile home? 

Why is an old fuse panel dangerous? 

What are those strange looking wall switches in houses from the 1950s and 1960s? 

How did homes stay cool in Florida before air conditioning?

• How do you determine when the house was built? 

• Is all cloth wiring dangerous? 

• What is the difference between old house character and a defect?


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