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Old 04-19-2008, 08:02 PM
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I haven't ever lived in a place newer than 25 years old LOL. Seriously, I wouldn't worry about it. If paint is peeling, make sure your little ones aren't chewing it-which they shouldn't be regardless of how old it is. Other than that, I think it's fine.
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Old 04-21-2008, 02:06 PM
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I've whined in a few other posts about our situation. I think you need to be very careful with an older home. We're living in a home being rented for the first time and every time something goes wrong--it's a catastrophe. Examples include believing that we were exaggerating over a leak, ignoring us and causing huge amounts of damage to their home and our furniture (I posted a thread about this in Dec.) and our recent incident was the microwave breaking (the motherboard blew up) and being told that we broke it just so we could get a new one. We pay our rent on time (and we pay a hefty amount -- not in our opinion but for the area). I began to think that these people hadn't rented before and that they were having a difficult time having someone live in the home they lived in for 38 years. But I have since found out that they own about 15 rental properties in the county so they have experience with renters--just not in their private home. When I made a comment about wear and tear, of two adults and four small children versus an older couple, she informed me that they've always had people in and out of their home (granddaughter visits during the summer, etc.) and have never had the kinds of problems that have been had since we moved in. I don't want to be a tenant's nightmare--we rarely ever call our landlord but be careful renting from a private homeowner--it could turn into our nightmare!! By the way--we have owned one previous home and own a home in Florida. We have had more issues with this house than we ever did in our two other homes. It's sad when my husband and I have to play rock, paper, scissors to call the landlord because we have a small leak under the kitchen sink.
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