The Dirty Secret About Most ‘Fixer Uppers’

Real Estate

Before you try to become your own dime-store Chip or Joanna Gaines, go back and check the math again on that “fixer upper.” Then maybe check it a third time. That’s the message of a new survey, which found that despite the glamor and plethora of TV programs devoted to home renovation, such as the Gaines’, most amateur fixer-uppers end up being a big waste of time and money. Once you factor in all the costs involved, the renovation project often turned out no cheaper than just buying a home in move-in condition. More here.