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Old 06-05-2019, 06:54 AM
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Hello all!
I am buying a home built in 1863, in Halifax. It is known in the historical society in the town as the Smith-Neff house, but I cannot find any info on it anywhere I look. If anyone has any information on it I would love to know the history of it!
Thank you in advance!
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Old 06-07-2019, 08:06 AM
Location: Cashtown, PA
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We bought an old house of that vintage . Knew nothing about previous owners. We went to the local historical society and got a list of previous owners of our old place plus some copies of old photos of back in the day. Joined the local volunteer fire dept as fundraisers and the locals filled us in in more colorful aspects of the house's history. Old time neighbors will be more than willing for fill in info if you are a helpful and friendly addition to the neighborhood

That house is gorgeous but.....
Gentle bit of a hint...check out thoroughly with inspector but preferably a carpenter friend, the parts of the house that can't be painted over. Old houses always have issues. Just make sure financially you can handle whatever "surprises" the house might have in store...unless you have carpentry skills. Also check out the neighborhood first to make sure it is a neighborhood you would want to live in.
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