Have you been bitten by the “fixer upper” bug? Many homeowners are intrigued with fixer uppers because of the charm, and gratification that comes from handling your own home projects. Plus, it’s much less expensive than buying a home that’s move in ready.
Even with all the home renovation shows out there, you should be careful at the home you choose. If you aren’t careful, you’ll find yourself throwing your money inside of a money pit. Here’s how to know if the fixer upper you’re buying is a good idea or not:
- Check the basement for standing water, exposed wires or foundation issues
- Check the roof
- Sloppy and drippy showers
- Musty smells which mean mold
- Bad siding