What do I need to know about a house built in the 1860's?
Our dream home was pulled off the market today. This is the second home we've flown to see a few times, and we've made full appraised value offers, and then, the old ladies pulled the houses off the market :( We feel somewhat jinxed LOL
So now we search again. There are two homes listed built in the 1860's. The 1860 home is built of 2x16s butted together horrizontally from basement to attic. It's not as large as we want eventually but it would be a good investment for the future. The second is mid 1860's and we know less about the construction. It's in a lovely spot with fabulous views but appears to be significantly overpriced for the market.
We also have a couple of 1870's to look at. Are there any problems that are inhirant inheirant inharant...dang my spelling ability...specific to houses of this age?