Is your dream to take a New Orleans home that’s in need of some love and make it your own?
Taking a property from shabby to chic is no small task, in both time and money. But the rewards of seeing your vision come to life are nothing short of amazing.
Some things to remember when buying a fixer upper
- Don’t underestimate the amount of time it will take to do the renovations. You’ll need a plan for where you will live if the remodel will render the house unlivable for a period of time.
- Overestimate your expenses. Whatever you think it will cost…add 25% to that number for unexpected repairs.
- If selling the home down the line is part of your plan, stick to architecturally accurate changes.
- Don’t skip inspections just because you plan to make major changes.