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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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Buying a house built in the 1970’s

In this segment, 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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Knob and Tube Wiring

Knob-and-tube (K&T) wiring was an early standardized method of electrical wiring in buildings, in common use in North America from about 1880 to the 1940s. The system is considered obsolete and can be a safety hazard. Home inspectors should always report knob-and-tube wiring during their inspections as a safety hazard, and advise replacement. Facts About… Read more »

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