Highlands NC Homes, Is Lead Paint An Issue?

Highlands NC real estate

Highlands NC Homes, Is Lead Paint An Issue?

Highlands NC real estate

Lynn Kimball, Highlands NC real estate

Is paint an issue with Highlands NC homes? It certainly can be.  Lead paint is not something we want in our homes.  However, lead paint is rare these days and will not exist in newer homes in the Highlands NC area.  Older homes may have lead paint hiding under newer coats of paint.  The existence of lead paint should be a part of a home inspection for anyone buying a Highlands NC home for sale.

What if you are not buying or selling a Highlands NC home?  If you simply own a home and are unaware of whether lead paint is present.  You can still hire a home inspector.  In fact, hiring a home inspector is not a bad idea if you have owned your home for a while.

The reality is that lead paint has been illegal since 1978.  As such only Highlands NC homes built prior to 1978 should have lead paint.  Many of these homes had the paint removed. Homes that predate 1978 that have not changed hands may have lead paint however.  Take the time to have your home checked if you have any doubt.

Learn more about Highlands NC homes

Contact our team at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Meadows Mountain Realty today to learn more about Highlands NC real estate.  We welcome the opportunity to update you on current market conditions while recommending reputable local home inspectors at the same time.  Let our knowledge and experience serve as your guide to Highlands NC homes.

Click here to read “Warning: There Is Still A Lot Of Lead Paint Around” from Realty Times.

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