If you are in the market to buy a new home – don’t overlook that fixer upper!
For many first time home buyers, they face the duel challenge of not having a big down payment and higher home prices. Often, the only homes that younger buyers can afford are ones that are in need some renovations.
But just how do you budget for renovations when you’ve maxed out on the down payment?
Tips for keeping calm during renovation
You know that the end result will be worth all of the hassle, but renovating your home can be stressful when everything is torn up and your belongings are packed away. Make the remodeling experience less stressful for yourself by trying these coping tactics.
Hire a high-quality professional remodeler
Don't skimp on quality when hiring the company to remodel your home. Give yourself precious peace of mind by choosing a contractor with a good reputation and reviews. Check that the company is licensed and insured, and make sure you are all on the same page regarding exactly...
Winnipeggers love renovations! According to Manitoba Home Builders Association president Mike Moore in a recent Winnipeg Free Press article, “Winnipeg has historically been one the country’s busiest home-renovation markets” and that in 2014, 58% of homeowners plan to renovate their homes. Here in Manitoba, most homeowners are looking to either make updates or to create more room and plan to spend on average nearly $20,000.00.
The top six home-renovation projects for 2014 are...