Strange smell when entering a homeI am very interested in a property in Ellicot city. It was built in 1978. The property seems to be in excellent condition and well maintained without pets. But when I enter the home, there was a strange smell. Not sure what the smell was. Old house smell or mold etc. Funny thing is that the smell only comes when we enter the home from outside. Once we are in after a few minutes the smell is not there anymore. Also the smell was there only at the entrance. Can anybody shed some light on what it could be. Can we find out before puting an offer. I do not want to do that if there is any mold or serious issues related to smell. Also can anyone tell if 1978 built home will have lead?November 05 2011 - Ellicott City00YesReport a ProblemProblemSelect oneOffensive contentIrrelevant contentSpam (pure self-promotion)OtherDetailsYour emailPlease enter a valid email address.Submit CancelContent flaggedWe will review this content. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.We're sorry. This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.