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Bargain Homes

April 6, 2016

Most buyers want a home that is in tip-top condition and ready for them to occupy, but many homes sell for bargain prices because they need work. Buyers love "fixer-uppers" for the obvious reasons: the affordable price and the satisfaction of remodeling the house to accommodate your tastes and needs. 

Whether you are buying the property for yourself or as an investment, choose a house that is in a good location and structurally sound. It should be priced enough below market value (usually 25%) to allow plenty of room for a profitable re-sale after the work is completed.

It is important to educate yourself before taking on a fixer-upper project. Inexpensive cosmetic improvements often give the greatest return on your investment-- paint will increase the value three times for every dollar invested. Landscaping, carpeting, and light fixtures are also relatively inexpensive improvements. Try to avoid purchasing a house that needs expensive structural improvements such as a new roof, plumbing, wiring, or foundation repairs.

Remodeling a kitchen will rarely add more than the cost of the upgrade, but new appliances usually give a fine return. An extra bathroom is the best renovation from an investment point of view, often giving twice its cost in added value
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To Learn More, Contact Bill Cullin Today.

Bill Cullin, REALTOR®

Your Real Estate Source at the Delaware Beaches

Website: www.DelawareBeachRE.com

Direct: 302-841-7147

Office: 302-227-2541

Toll Free: 1-800-462-3224, ext. 117

Fax: 302-227-8165

Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.

37156 Rehoboth Avenue Ext, Suite 5

Rehoboth Beach, Delaware 19971