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Improving Fixer Upper Houses for Increased Re-Sale Value

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By : John Cutts    99 or more times read
The biggest draw of fixer upper houses are their staggeringly low price. Depending on the state of the home and with the adequate level of repair and renovation it is given, the value of these homes can be improved and they can be sold to the market at a good price mark up.

Investors can find fixer upper houses online at foreclosure listings sites, through real estate agents and in the classified ads section of local and national newspapers. When you purchase fixer uppers you want to look for homes that only have superficial damages. Stay away from homes with structural problems like a termite infested foundation, plumbing and electrical wiring issues. These are the damages that can run up your costs.

Professional Help May Be Helpful

The help of experts may be needed especially if the buyer is venturing into fixer upper investment for the first time. A licensed real estate broker may be able to help you when it comes to this type of property. You may also enlist the help of contractors or handymen who can determine whether the home is worth saving. If you wish to learn things on your own you can subscribe to an online foreclosures service.

Online foreclosures sites offer listings of all types of homes including fixer uppers that are available for sale across the country. They likewise offer expert advice which can inform and educate users on foreclosure investing. Every home listed in these sites will have detailed descriptions including price, exact location and contact information on the property managers. Most of these sites offer a trial run for a minimal fee where they allow users to experience the full services of the site.

The help of home inspectors is vital in determining the cost of repairs. Home inspectors can likewise provide leads on contractors that can undertake the repair of your fixer upper houses.
John Cutts has been educated in the finer points of the foreclosure market over 5 years.

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