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The Information That Every Buyer Should Know Before Buying A Fixer-Upper House

The Information That Every Buyer Should Know Before Buying A Fixer-Upper House 

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When it comes to buying a house, be it for yourself or as an investment property, there’s a lot that needs to be taken into consideration. While most buyers prefer to opt for houses that are ready to move into, a small percentage like the idea of investing in a fixer-upper house.

The upside to these types of properties is that they’re much more budget-friendly than houses that are in tip-top condition. However, the downside to them is that they can be a whole lot of hard work. Not to mention a whole lot of time and money. The time and money that needs to go into doing up a fixer-upper house is something that a lot of buyers underestimate.

Of course, if you’re sure that doing up a property is for you, then that’s your call. However, before you sign on the dotted line for a ramshackle property, take the time to have a read of the crucial information below. As that way, you can make an informed decision when it comes to buying a fixer-upper property.

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You need to be able to do the work yourself

The first thing that you should know if you’re planning on buying a fixer-upper house is that you need to be able to do the work yourself. Because if you’re not able to, it will cost you a fortune. If you’ve got the time and skills to do up a fixer-upper house yourself, that’s fine. However, if you are planning on hiring someone to do it for you, it’s best to ensure that you’re aware of how much it will cost to do so. Most of the time, it works out more cost-effective to buy a readymade house, rather than paying someone to do a property up.

You will spend weeks getting the design and decor spot on

Part of doing up a property is spending time getting the design and decor of it spot on. This means working out what layout to go with, and taking the structural support of the property into account. It also means researching suppliers for different areas of the project. Such as looking at what companies, like Quoizel Lighting, offer in terms of lighting solutions. You need to take the time to get inspired and see what options you have. To ensure that your home is a beautiful as you dreamed it would be.

Being a self-starter is a must

If you’re going to do up a house yourself, you need to be someone who’s able to motivate themselves. Because if you’re not, you’re going to struggle to get all the work done on your new property. Think about whether you’re someone who is able to motivate themselves to work hard. This is important, as if you’re not a self-starter, you’re going to struggle to do up an entire property yourself.

Buying a fixer-upper property can be a great option, depending on how you plan to go about doing it up. If you’ve got the skills to do it yourself and are happy to spending time getting inspiration, then it could be the perfect option.

Naomi Isted
Editor in Chief, Naomi Isted is known as The Ultimate Lifestylist to her readers and viewers. She is a TV Presenter and Columnist. Ranked in the Top 100 LFW Social Media Influencers AW14 & SS15, Brand Ambassador for Pears Soap UK. Her Celebrity beauty TV Series currently airs to 27million homes on Physique TV in UAE, previously on Wedding TV in the UK. She brings fashion and beauty advice to her readers and viewers on a daily basis. She is Fashion and Beauty Columnist for Herald Scotland and has a Fashion and Beauty Bridal Blog for HELLO. She can usually be found attending celebrity fashion and beauty events in and around London and sharing the latest fashion and beauty trends with her readers.

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