buying a fixer-upper | Quad Cities Real Estate Blog
When looking for a home to buy, you will find yourself looking at many open houses and going through many virtual tours. Hopefully, these places will be well-staged, with their attributes highlighted and the clutter of their current owners tastefully tucked away. There are going to be times, however, when this isn’t exactly the case.
The dream of home ownership is something familiar to most of us. The feeling of walking through a door that is yours, of painting a kitchen without asking a landlord for permission, of knowing you can get a dog if you want or a cat, that you can tear up the yard and plant a garden, that the work you do will not benefit the property value of a home that you could be evicted from as soon as the owner decides to raise the rent. It’s a difficult sensation to describe. One thing, however, is fairly certain: the desire to own a home of one’s own can lead to a sense of hopelessness and desperation, which causes some people to purchase a home that is not right for them for numerous reasons. We’re going to explore some common pitfalls associated with purchasing a home without due consideration.