Things to look for when buying an old house

Every home we have owned has been built before 1978. I love lead paint, what can I say. This will be a post that I will be updating. Hopefully it will help you not make some of the mistakes we did, by not realizing some of the stuff we should have looked for.

First is the back deck.

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Update – Moved to Taylor

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One of my last post back in 2011 I visited Taylor. Well now in 2019 I live there. So far I would have to put it up there with the second favorite place I have ever lived. I don’t know if anything will dethrone Los Angeles, but I will try my best to make it happen.

More stories soon to come, been a while since I have been excited to talk about living in Texas.

Taylor, TX

Yesterday I had the pleasure of making the short drive to Taylor, TX.

My wife and I decided to make the drive there because I had remembered driving through at night and that they had a nice old downtown. When we started to drive into town I wasn’t sure if I had remembered correctly, but then when we hit downtown I knew I was right.

We started to drive north on main and just north of downtown this house caught our eye .

So then we started exploring and it was incredible how many old Craftsman and Victorian homes were in this town. If you drive just west of main street you’ll find homes built anywhere from 1860 to 1940. Many of them have been restored but you can find some that you could restore yourself for a great price.

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