Buying a single family home built in 1950s in and around Sunnyvale?
Home-quality wise, what should I keep in mind when buying a 1950s single family home in and around Sunnyvale?
Do not care about expenses below $10,000 as that's small in comparison to the 1+ million price.
But do care a lot of any health issues we might run into like lead paint or asbestos etc. Or any safety concerns like ungrounded wires. Or any long term time-consuming things like plumbing, foundation etc.
Is getting an inspection done myself a fool-proof way to ensure these concerns are addressed?
Also, how resistant are these older houses to earthquakes? Is there any way to know how strong they are?