A previously owned home can also be a great value
because they usually offer more space and costly
improvements such as fences, paved driveways and
landscaping are already included with the house. In
addition, these homes are generally located in more
established neighborhoods and communities. This means
that recreational facilities, support services,
transportation links, schools and shopping centers are
already in place.
Decorating and updating costs will vary with your own personal whims, so it would be a good idea to visit some of the many places that sell floor and wall coverings to find out how much you might be spending for paint, wallpaper, tile, and carpet.
and the elements cause wear and tear on any home.
Roofing, carpeting, water heaters, appliances, furnaces
and air conditioning units will eventually wear out.
Kitchen cabinets, counter tops, ceramic tile, and
bathroom fixtures may go out of style long before
becoming unserviceable. As you look through
Warranties are offered for previously owned homes. The
cost is usually only a few hundred dollars and might be
worth considering. They will usually cover the major
calamities that could occur during the first year of
Even if you’re talented and are inclined to do this type of work, a fixer-upper may not be for you…especially if you have small children. Keep in mind that there will be various disruptions, with rooms being closed off, different teams of workmen trooping in and out of the place, the kitchen potentially becoming unusable for a period of time, and so on. Weigh the potential savings against the potential disruption of your home life before deciding to tackle a home that needs a lot of TLC..
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