My family and I are considering purchasing a home that was built in the 1890's. It is a beautiful old home but needs a lot of work. Most of the work my husband feels he can do himself, but I do have one major concern before we place an offer on this house. When we were looking in the attic and in some of the storage cabinets, it looked like there might be asbestos in the grout in the brickwork on the chimney.
We will be limited in the types of repairs that we can make to the property because it has been designated a historical home. I just don't want to move my family into a house that could be dangerous, or that could have an extremely expensive repairs that we might or might not be allowed to get done. What is your basic opinion?
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