Bash & Co. Sotheby’s International Realty: This old house – What you need to know when buying an historic home

1200 W. 55th St - one of Kansas City's many beautiful historic homes.

Imagine this scenario. You have been house hunting for ages and have finally found the home you have been dreaming of. It just so happens to be an historic home – which leaves you with some questions. Did you know Kansas City is home to around 332 of these properties? If this type of purchase is something you have been contemplating, there are some things you should know.

What is a True “Historic” Home?
First a little background. For a home to be a true “Historic Home”, it must be listed on the National Register of Historic Places. This means that the home needs to be at least 50 years old (with a few exceptions) and meet one of the following criteria: