6 DIY Projects that Require a Permit

Whether you are thinking of doing repairs around the house, or if you are buying a house that has been “refurbished”, you need to know what permits are required.  Permits are required to ensure that a house is safe. If you are changing the structure, or moving water, gas or electrical, you may very well …

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Buying a house built in the 1970’s

In this article, we will focus on some issues related to buying a house built in the 1970’s. This is not meant to alarm the would be buyer. And it is not an exhaustive comparison of the building codes of thirty years ago compared to today, but rather a general discussion of some of the things that you may find in an inspection report if you are buying a home from that time period. If you are considering purchasing a house built in the 1970’s please know that some of these items may come up.

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