Posted by JPiper on January 09, 1999 at 02:47:08:
For a property of that particular age I would highly recommend that at a minimum you hire an inspector, especially since you’re new. I would also suggest that to get an inspector with some experience in inspecting older properties.
The other alternative is to hire contractors who specialize in specific areas of concern, like structural engineer, electrical contractor, etc.
Understand that older homes can be quite expensive to repair if you overlook something. One job typically leads to 10 other jobs. Be careful.