Here's a pearl for you trivia enthusiasts: Massachusetts is home to America's oldest timber-frame house. The Fairbanks House, located in Norfolk County, is estimated at 375 years old and still standing tall. (Talk about sound construction!)
Now we're guessing (nay hoping) your own Massachusetts home isn't quite that old. But this historical landmark does underscore the challenge residents may face in the Old Colony State — one of the first to join the nation — of owning and insuring older homes.
While they may be magnificent, older homes can present some insurance issues, such as high rebuilding costs or lengthy damage claims histories. To help make sure you know all about that picturesque saltbox or Queen Anne address your considering, head to the Esurance Info Center to learn 7 key questions to ask before your purchase a house.