Elective CE: 1 hour
This course looks at some of the characteristics of older homes, from squeaky floors to lead water mains. Buyers that are not accustomed to older homes may not have realistic expectations. Preparation of your buyer is important in these situations. This seminar is designed to help you to help your client know what to expect when buying an older home.
By the end of this session you should:
- be able to describe a ‘normal maintenance pattern’ for an older home.
- be able to describe the 1% rule.
- be able to define ‘deferred maintenance’.
- understand the hurdles involved with a home with knob and tube wiring.
- understand the hurdles involved with a home with 60 amp electrical service and the implications for your buyer.
- understand the ‘efficiency vs. cost to replace’ dilemma for an old octopus furnace and an old cast iron boiler.
- understand the implications of galvanized steel plumbing in an old home.
- understand your clients concern about a lead water main in an old home.
- understand the difference between conductive heat loss and convective heat loss and how this relates to increasing the energy efficiency of an old home.
- understand why insurance companies are afraid of old oil tanks.
- understand the concerns with asbestos and lead based paint.
- understand what causes bulging and cracking plaster in an old home.
- understand the implications of a worn hardwood floor surface and know the difference between a cosmetic problem and a significant repair.
- understand what causes floor squeaks.
CANCELLATION POLICY APPLIES UPON REGISTERING FOR THIS COURSE. Cancellation fee is $5.00. No exceptions.