Re: Issues to be noticed !
Does the floor slope or does it bounce? If so, it could indicate serious foundation or structural issues.
If the property has well water (not a municipal supply), an above-ground pump should be at least 1 HP to provide adequate pressure and flow. The power of a submersible pump will depend on well depth. Always have well water tested for bacterial contamination, nitrates, arsenic, and any heavy metals that may be common in your area. Regardless of the water source, have water tested for lead. Lead is common in older copper pipe solder, and may be present in older brass and bronze fittings. Very old houses may have lead pipes.
Open doors halfway. Do the doors swing open or closed by themselves? This isn't really a big problem, but you may find it annoying when an exterior door doesn't close smoothly during the depths of winter.
All old homes have a mystery light switch that seems to have no function. Get used to it.
Every homeowner needs a cordless drill. Get one with two batteries and a separate battery charger. If you have no other power tools, this should be your first. Your wife can't get along without a washing machine, you won't get along without a cordless drill.
The "Senior Member" designation under my name doesn't mean I know a lot, it just means I talk a lot.I've been a DIYer since I was 12 (thanks, Dad!). I have read several books on various home improvement topics. I do not have any current code books I can refer to. I was an apprentice plumber for two years.