Residential

Buyer Beware: Health and Safety Dangers in a Fixer-Upper

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Fans of HGTV and enthusiastic do-it-yourselfers would likely jump at the chance to take an outdated house and make it their own.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.

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