YOURHOME AWAITS wIHMETRO REALTORSQualityAssistanceLocalWhat To Know When Buying An Older Home To Renovate:If you're handy with home repairs and in the market for a new house, investing in an olderhome can be a great idea. Sometimes, however, people who love to build can focus toomuch on what they're going to change and ignore some other essential points aboutolder houses. Be sure to keep in mind these three things when looking for an older home torenovateENERGY EFFICIENCY Renovating an older home is best when most of the problems aresimply cosmetic. One fundamental issue to take care of, however, is your home's energyefficiency. Will it be costly to insulate it, or will it simply be a matter of replacing a fewwindows?2. WATER QUALITY Not all the things you need to check are inside the house itself. If you havewater on your property, have it tested to be sure it's safe (particularly if you'll be drinking it)3. HISTORIC STATUS If enough people agree with you that an older home should bepreserved, either your home or some aspect of the surrounding area may have historicprotection status. This can, in some cases, affect what changes you can and cannot maketo a house or property. Be sure to check the status of any home before you buy. Your realestate agent is an invaluable resource when navigating the complexities of buying ahome. Contact one today so you can know you're getting the best adviceeTwo Locations forAll Your Real Estate NeedsMetroRealtors.netMETRO REALTORSMETRO REALTORS406-245-9300406-702-1421

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YOUR HOME AWAITS wIH METRO REALTORS Quality Assistance Local What To Know When Buying An Older Home To Renovate: If you're handy with home repairs and in the market for a new house, investing in an older home can be a great idea. Sometimes, however, people who love to build can focus too much on what they're going to change and ignore some other essential points about older houses. Be sure to keep in mind these three things when looking for an older home to renovate ENERGY EFFICIENCY Renovating an older home is best when most of the problems are simply cosmetic. One fundamental issue to take care of, however, is your home's energy efficiency. Will it be costly to insulate it, or will it simply be a matter of replacing a few windows? 2. WATER QUALITY Not all the things you need to check are inside the house itself. If you have water on your property, have it tested to be sure it's safe (particularly if you'll be drinking it) 3. HISTORIC STATUS If enough people agree with you that an older home should be preserved, either your home or some aspect of the surrounding area may have historic protection status. This can, in some cases, affect what changes you can and cannot make to a house or property. Be sure to check the status of any home before you buy. Your real estate agent is an invaluable resource when navigating the complexities of buying a home. Contact one today so you can know you're getting the best advicee Two Locations for All Your Real Estate Needs MetroRealtors.net METRO REALTORS METRO REALTORS 406-245-9300 406-702-1421

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