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Old 12-11-2012, 07:16 AM   #47137
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Originally Posted by coolblue123 View Post
Anyone has experience in buying a house that's built in the 60's?
What are some of the stuff I should look out for?
So far I can only think of Lead and Radon Testing. But it's been gutted and rebuilt, I am hoping these problems will be kept to a minimal.

These are prob gone already from remodel, but asbestos tiles. Might be obvious, but look for signs of moisture in the basement walls if any of them are exposed (peeling paint, etc.). I bought a house that was built in 63, and the biggest expense was waterproofing the basement later after I found out how much water came in on big storms. If furnace and water heater are newer than the 60s, that will be good. The old ones can last forever, but newer ones are so much more energy efficient. Are the windows and roof newer as well? Original windows are probably letting out a lot of heat if they weren't replaced in the remodel.

Good luck! Is this your first house?
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