Oh yea, Id be SERIOUSLY looking at the property disclosure's for a 1904 house. Your looking for the word, ASBESTOS in a home that old. Also cloth wiring, and what they used in insulation for it. They still used wad's of newspaper in the walls back then!!! Get an inspector to go over the house with a fine tooth comb. Houses back then are NOT always built better, but generally they have things modern houses dont. Did you actually lift the carpet up to SEE the wood floors and condition? or did you trust the ad's word? You might also want to make sure the foundation is stable and that NO mud jacking was done to it. Im a Realtor so I know what Im talking about here. What state is this home in? in a 1904 house you can bet it's NOT a safe bet.
at 12:09 AM on Apr. 12, 2011