Very good to know. Thanks.

I can't stand stucco, but if it's on a 1940s charmer, and everything else checks out, it's worth considering. I'm glad to know about the newer stucco. Sounds like a headache.

I would rather buy a vinyl clad house than stucco. It's easier to see what's going on underneath. But really I can't stand either option. In our price range, though, we're going to have to make some compromises.

One house on the list for tomorrow has dreaded popcorn ceilings. Yep, asbestos again. But there are many redeeming qualities, and it's my understand we can have that sc****d down and a the ceiling resurfaced.

I have no idea how much that would cost, and it's not something we want to do ourselves. It would have to be done before we move in. I'll have to get an estimate on what that would cost on a house that's no more than 1300 square feet.