As a Realtor, I have the inside line if you will on terrific properties. So when the opportunity arose to buy a one-owner 1955 home in Salt Lake City for a great price in a good neighborhood I jumped on it. But an older home will come with challenges. This is the price we pay for established trees, a piece of history, and a charming home. Nevertheless, this has been a great refresher course on what you should keep in mind when you buy an old house. Here are my top 5 tips you won’t find on TV.
1. There will be good surprises.
Original hardwood floor under the carpet. THIS IS THE HOLY GRAIL.
2. There will be bad surprises.
Oh, hi foundation leak, hi.
3. You will get dirty.
Try to change OUT of your dress clothes before you start prying things off the wall. A Polo iron-free oxford can only take so much.
4. Like, REALLY dirty.
Bingo wings be lookin’ fine.
Like, a lot a lot.
No, for serious, DRINK IT ALL.