96-Year-Old Sells House. When She Opens Door Buyers Freak Out
13.The cost of living a lifetime in one home
Without proper care and attention, an older house can be a money-pit, with the constant cost of repairs piling up year after year. A good rule of thumb that’s often used when budgeting for basic home maintenance is 1% the cost of the home. But that doesn’t take into account how long ago the house had been purchased.
Joyce and her husband had moved into the house in 1942, the age alone would’ve meant way more than just maintenance would’ve had to have been done to keep the house habitable. The sisters had to look closely to find what faults may be hiding within the house.