Getting a Fixer Upper in West Hartford - What to Look for in a West Hartford Fixer-Upper
Have you been thinking about getting a fixer upper in West Hartford as an investment that you can repair and sell later? Maybe you want to buy it to live in it. Either way, finding a good one can be a real money-maker. Here are a few ideas of what to look for when you are searching for a Fixer Upper in West Hartford as your next home.
1. Simple Problems -You need to find a West Hartford house that looks incredibly ugly, yet has very simple problems. Painting, flooring and other superficial problems can be a gold mine in an old house. They can prevent a sale even when the West Hartford home is full of potential. Many buyers are scared by even simple repairs, or they can't see through the "ugly" and see the "beautiful" it can be.
2. No Structural Problems - Structural problems in a home are usually too costly to repair, at least they bring great unknowns to the total costs. Some structural difficulties can be difficult to spot, and you may need to call in a professional for a home assessment in order to find them.
3. A Good Neighborhood - Although it is more difficult to find a fixer-upper in a good West Hartford neighborhood versus a bad one, you can spot some hidden gems that can equate to thousands of dollars in the long run. Are you planning on living in the home after it is fixed up, then you will care about the location of the parks, or proximity to your work, and more. Going to Rent the property after think about access to the bus line, and remember the more bedrooms the greater the rental income.
Financing a West Hartford Fixer Upper can be easy if you plan to live in the property afterward. There is a great program that will provide you with the money to purchase the property as well as the money you need to fix up the property. All with an incredibly low down payment! Let me give you all the details of this awesome loan program.
If you need more free information about selling, buying or investing in West Hartford real estate, feel free to contact me. For complete information about the West Hartford real estate market, including the most recent homes for sale including Fixer Uppers, current property values and more please call me on my cell at 860-306-8029.
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