Hey Tam! Just be sure you get an ASHI certified home inspector to provide you with a detailed property inspection report when you decide which home you are willing to buy. This type of certified property inspector knows axactly what to look for and will 'call out' any likleyhood there is evidence of asbestos. Unfortunately, we can no longer assume there is no asbestos because we are now in the 'new millenium'. For example, many products are produced in China and other places that are unwilling to disclose everything. Hence, The toys painted with lead base paint coming from China. Always! error on the side of being compulsive when it comes to hazards that will affect you and your families health.