The “Fixer-Upper” Home

Buying a home that is too much of a fixer-upper is a common mistake. You’ve heard the stories or maybe even made the comments yourself, “It’s only superficial, and It won’t take too much money to fix that, we can renovate on the weekends, or I didn’t realize it would consist of hiring a structural repair artist.” Nightmares happen when you take on more than you can handle.


Purchasing a fixer-upper can equate to replacing everything and still ending up with a very expensive brand new old car! Understanding what types of repairs a home needs and the potential cost and time required for each of these repairs is essential for making an educated purchase.