A thorough investigation is necessary to prioritize renovations so you can sleep soundly – and safely – at night.
Fans of HGTV and enthusiastic do-it-yourselfers would likely jump at the chance to take an outdated house and make it their own. A fixer-upper is often an economical alternative to a move-in ready home, affording you the opportunity to customize the layout, materials and overall look to match your wildest dreams.
But taking on a fixer-upper is not just about tearing down a wall or two and refinishing the hardwood floors. “You need to be very careful – there are things that could be a real health hazard as well,” says Scott McGillivray, host of the HGTV show “Income Property,” who partners with Owners.com.