It’s Halloween time and that means the haunted house industry is in full swing. People will stand in line for hours to get a good scare. It’s a fun thrill when you know it’s fake, but nobody really wants to live in a scary house. Even if you don’t believe in monsters and ghosts, there are plenty of things that can be frightening as a homeowner.
Age and Maintenance History
Older houses have a lot of charm and features you won’t find in a new build. But they can also require a lot of upkeep due to normal deterioration. In addition, there are some things you should be aware of if a house was built during a certain period. Homes built:
- Before 1978 may contain lead-based paint
- Before 1980 may contain asbestos
- Between 1978 and 1995 and may contain unsafe polybutylene-based piping
Get the ‘Fax: Just for fun, we ran a Housefax Report on the home featured in “The Exorcist” movie. See for yourself how scary it is…