1. Study the seller disclosures.
2. Get the proper inspection done.
3, Check if the house was properly maintained inside out.
4. Make sure of any termite infestation (existing or previously treated)
Age of the house is a factor but it is not the whole factor. You must know that over a period of time all appliances, HVAC, Roof, Exterior and interior sealing and paint must be replaced.
The property appreciation dollars will at the minimum nullify your maintenance investment dollars. Welcome to New Territory.
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