Not everyone in the Bay Area buys a brand-new home, especially that there are so few of those in the market. Most home buyer always do some if not total renovations to a home they purchase. For some homebuyers, it makes sense to buy what's known as a fixer-upper, a home that needs work. Fixer-uppers are appealing because they sell for less than move-in ready homes.
Being prepared to renovate your fixer-upper into your dream home is important. It's understandable that you want to move into a home that looks exactly like the one you dreamed of but rushing into renovation projects can be counterproductive. Here are a few reasons to ease into renovations instead of jumping in headlong.
Recover from Moving
The process of moving isn't fun: packing, transporting, and unpacking is exhausting. Take the time to unwind and rejuvenate your energy before starting your first project. Make sure you're in the right frame of mind before starting, renovation is time intensive. If you spend every evening and weekend working on your home, it could cause you to regret buying it.
Do Your Research First
Even small renovation projects, such as a half-bath or a laundry room, should be planned out. When you rush into any project, there's a risk that it won't turn out as well. When hiring professional services, don't just grab the first ones available. Always get multiple estimates on materials and labor, and thoroughly assess the contractor you'll be working with.
Live, Ideate and Renovate
When you live in a house for a while, you learn what works and what doesn't. Maybe the kitchen island isn't big enough or it's too close to the stove. Perhaps the flow of traffic through the house would be smoother if a wall was removed. Even observing the lighting through windows at different times of day can help you decide on paint colors for the walls.
I do hope this has been informative, please do write to me at email@example.com for any further questions or contact me at Jayshree Reddy - 408-489-6812. I'm a real estate agent based in San Jose, California.
I Live in San Jose. After a Long stint in Tech & Education moved to Real Estate in, Bay Area California.
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