Checklist for buying an old home
We're looking to buy a home in area rife with 19th century houses. We are novices to this category of houses. I'm just now learning about plaster walls, knob and tube wiring, the benefits of old wood siding, etc.
Is anyone aware of detailed checklists of things to look out for when buying these types of homes? As noted above, I'm assembling my own notes, but an expert's take would be helpful.
The home inspection is of course key, but since homes in this area tend to sell so quickly, necessitating fast action, making a decent evaluation during the initial showing of the home will help separate the wheat from the chaff early.
Thanks for any help!