Re: To buy or not to buy
dj is very correct, the work your proposing is very involved especially since its a old home. its not just a case of knocking down walls and being a quick fix. you can encounter any number of issues within the walls from structural issues which will need a engineer to sort out how to fix them. then have a general contractor who can do structural alterations. from there your looking at possibly a complete rewire.
basically this isnt a project to do over a couple of weekends, this can take a skilled crew any where from a week up to a full month to pull off
fire up the saw and make some dust