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You helped me in the past when I had knob & tube questions. Now another DS is looking to buy a home & the one he is interested in, in the Bay area, was built in 1955 and has recently been "flipped". It shows very well now. I said he should know about the plumbing, electrical, and the roof for sure. What else should he look into in a home of this age??? I know there will be an inspection, but I think he should look into potentially very large problems before he takes ANY steps. Thanks!!!


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Posts: 7511 | Location: Highland, CA Zone 9b  | Registered: Sep 18, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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In that area any earthquake upgrades would probably be important.
 
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Foundation.
 
Posts: 7019 | Location: North MN & Northern AR | Registered: Oct 01, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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If it is in a Neighborhood, I would consider doing a visit over the weekend. Ring doorbells, explain the possible purchase plan, talk to any neighbors whom will probably know the home's personal history (at least in recent years).
Senior neighbors are often more apt to know about and relate information as to what has been done, or not done to the property.
 
Posts: 9609 | Location: Plains & Mountains | Registered: Jun 08, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Visiting an unknown neighborhood on Sunday night is a good idea. Most people are home by then and you get to see the kind of cars, how many, and where they are parked.

In 1955 the wiring should be modern, but there may be non-code modifications to it. Plumbing should be copper; if it is galvanized, it is almost certain to be near end-of-life.
 
Posts: 12183 | Location: Ft Collins, CO USA | Registered: Sep 18, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Not all flips are created equal. Before proceeding further, I'd do some research on the contractor to see if they're reputable. Call city planning to see if proper permits were pulled, etc.
 
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Thank you for your comments! This may be a long journey....


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