Should You Buy a “Fixer Upper?”
Fixer upper or handyman special, whatever you call it, it’s a project. So, is this type of project right for you? Every buyer and every situation is different, so unfortunately, there is no one size fits all answer to this question. Some folks like to get their hands dirty and remodel a house to make it their own and other folks want to just get the keys and move right in. Like anything in life, both options have their pros and cons. In recent years, the popularity of DIY type fix-it shows has skyrocketed, and with the increase in popularity, comes an increase in people wanting to buy their very own fixer upper. When deciding if a project is right for you, keep these things in mind:
There is something inherently exciting about buying a project house. A house just oozing with all those possibilities and all the things it could be. Buying a fixer upper could be a great way to get some sweat equity and truly design the house of your dreams. Only you, as the buyer, can decide if a fixer upper is right for you. Just be sure that you’re truly ready to tackle the fixin’.
Lisa Priest loves a good remodel story and is a Broker/REALTOR® with Picket Fence Realty, Inc. You can call her via phone or text at 903-948-3343 or read more at BuyPalestine.com.