Back in the 1970’s a shag carpet was the coolest of the cool, but in 2012 a shag carpet makes a home look dated and this presents a great opportunity for potential homebuyers in Orange County. Buying a fixer-upper home means a great opportunity for the home buyer since most buyers only look at the existing aesthetics of the home instead of its potential.
How To Spot A Good Fixer-Upper
The easiest way to find a fixer upper is to hire a top Orange County realtor to show you homes for sale in the areas that you’re interested in buying that will need some work. This can save you a lot of time, money and energy in searching for a home to fix up yourself.
Sometimes, finding a fixer upper can be difficult because the home looks great on the outside but on the inside something needs to be fixed up. It can take a lot of time and patience, but if you are willing to do this you can often find a great deal. We can set up up automated updates with homes within your criteria. While we cannot enter “shag carpet” or “popcorn ceiling” as a search criteria, you can be on the lookout for homes with these features within a 3 bed, 2 bath for example.
Fixer Upper Costs
Before investing in a fixer upper, always make sure that you add up all of the costs and know how much work will be needed to fix up the home. Don’t ever assume that you can just do all of the work yourself either unless you are a professional. Many times other problems will come up during the renovation process and it’s best to hire trained contractors who can work on the project for you.
The general “rule of thumb” is to always plan on investing more than twice the amount that you plan on investing in a home, to renovate or fix it up after you’ve purchased it.
To learn more about buying an Orange County fixer upper or to view the latest Orange County homes for sale contact the experienced team of Orange County Realtors at Fred Sed & Associates today at (949) 272-0125.