In today’s rough housing market, many first-time homebuyers are looking to maximize their budget by purchasing older homes. But, older homes don’t always represent the best value. Outdated structures and materials can rapidly add to the cost of a new home.

To find out where prospective homebuyers should draw the line, we asked our panel of experts to weigh in. We want to know what to ask when purchasing older homes and what unforeseen challenges may arise.
Our experts have responded in full and we are proud to showcase our favorite comments. Check back for our comprehensive review of old home buying considerations, complete with additional research and more industry advice.