• Do you like working with your hands?

An old house takes a lot of work, tinkering, repair and TLC.

  • How much free time do you have?

If you don't have the free time then you probable shouldn't buy an old house.

  • Do you have flexibility in your schedule to deal with the unexpected?

Things will pop up that you weren't excepting that will take up a lot of time.

  • Do you intend to pay other people to do the work?

Old houses require more maintenance than other homes. Its important to understand how much money you're willing to pay others to do work and what work you're willing to do yourself.

  • Are you a homebody?

Be prepared to spend the entire day in a house project.

  • Is your spouse as excited as you are?

If you're on the same page from the beginning it will be a smooth, fun and exciting for you both.

  • Are you absolutely in love with the house?

Only you can answer this question.

Posted by Wm. Joe Preston on


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