Not sure if anyone is house-hunting at the moment, but may I give a small piece of advice??? ITS EXPENSIVE TO OWN AN OLD HOUSE!!!!
I got home last night from work and heard a "ping ping" type of sound. Anyone who has been to the house in the past few months has been able to admire the large holes in my ceiling of the dining area next to the kitchen. Well, another pipe was leaking in the ceiling right there. Let's hear it for 30 year old cooper pipes---BOOOO!
First the plumber said "easy fix!" and I was thrilled. Well, as I sit in my living room typing this post, the plumber is upstairs in the master bathroom cutting a hole in my wall there because when he fixed the initial leak, he found the pipes leading to BOTH toilets upstairs was ready to crumble. Seriously, I held a piece of the pipe and can crush the copper without any force; Grace can bend it with her little fingers.
Oh, the joys of home ownership! Oh wait---I dont own this place yet!!! :)