Buying a Fixer Upper Home in San Diego
Buying a fixer upper property as a home or investment.
You can find distressed properties or fixer-uppers in most communities, even wealthier neighborhoods. A distressed property is one that has been poorly maintained and has a lower market value than other houses in the immediate area.
Ascertaining whether the property your interested in is a wise investment takes some work. You need to figure what the average house in a given area sells for, as well as what the most desirable houses in that area are like and what they cost.
Most homeowners know how to paint a bedroom or install a new light fixture, but those routine chores are a far cry from adding a second bathroom, remodeling an out-dated kitchen, landscaping an entire front yard and the like. Tackling these improvements without the necessary experience and expertise can lead to costly mistakes. And if the home really only needs easy, inexpensive or purely cosmetic repairs, your efforts probably wont add enough value to be profitable. Do you have the expertise required to meet with contractors or make major improvements yourself?
As a general rule of thumb, improvements that are invisible to home buyers or merely bring the home in line with expected minimum standards don’t add much resale value. If you make the wrong improvements, you wont see much, if any, return on your investment. Another potential pitfall is over-improving the home compared to other homes in the neighborhood. Do you have a working knowledge of which improvements are likely to add value?
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