This section is from the book "Practical Real Estate Methods For Broker, Operator & Owner", by Thirty Experts. Also available from Amazon: Practical Real Estate Methods for Broker, Operator, Owner.
The hardware in a house is relatively unimportant, but is an excellent indication of how well the house is built. Solid brass hardware costs considerably more than stamped. The difference between the two is easily detected, and the use of the former is an indication of substantial construction, although the reverse is not always true of the latter.