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Lead paint still a major hazard in older buildings

By Mike Wheatley | October 2, 2019
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued another warning about the dangers of lead paint, saying that around 90% of homes built prior to 1940 probably affected by the problem. And it said that the majority of homes built before 1978 are probably at risk too, because it was only banned in that year. It’s […]

Water damage is a growing problem in older homes

By Mike Wheatley | March 13, 2019
Flooding is becoming a major problem in older homes, but not because of inclement weather conditions. Instead, faulty pipes and valves, worn out hoses in washing machines, and poorly maintained connections to appliances that use water are to blame, according to the Wall Street Journal. As a result, there’s been a big increase in extensive […]
Residential, US Real Estate

NAHB raises concerns over aging U.S. housing stock

By Mike Wheatley | January 30, 2019
Housing stock in the U.S. is getting older and construction of new homes is not keeping pace with demand. If things don’t change the nation could be faced with severe housing shortages, while older buildings may fail to keep up with current safety standards. According to an Urban Institute report from April 2018, the supply […]
DIY-Home Improvement

Buying an Old Home: 5 Renovations to Leave to the Pros

By Lizzie Weakley | October 26, 2018
An older home can come with a lot of charm, but those walls may be hiding some major issues. Not all of these projects are necessarily safe for you to tackle without the proper equipment and training. Here are some of the renovation projects that you might want to leave to the professionals. Hazardous Materials […]
Real Estate Resource

6 Factors to Consider When Purchasing an Older Home

By Jamie Richardson | September 13, 2017
You need to pay special attention if you plan to buy an old house, as they can come with some unexpected surprises.
DIY-Home Improvement, Real Estate Technology

Simple Steps to Add Value to an Older Home

By Guest Author | March 2, 2016
Older homes that are well maintained can carry a higher value than newer homes, simply because they are tested and unique. That additional value, however, can be negated if certain features are old or outdated.
Real Estate Resource, US Real Estate

'Boho-chic' August renovation tips to increase the value of older homes

By Guest Author | August 11, 2015
There are a few things which can age beautifully: cheese, wine, woman... even your old house can look magnificent if you put some effort in its renovation.
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