The Fixer-Upper

Many first-time buyers are looking for the perfect house to call home. Some have the “vision” and can see potential in a home. They’re ready to call the remodeler before the ink is dry on the contract. For any home buyer, if a house is in a great location and is well-built, the rest can be handled with a good remodeler. For first-time buyers, though, budget is often an issue. According to the National Association of Realtors, first-time buyers represented half of all new home sales in the U.S. in the 2009-2010 time period. These buyers are looking for large garage space, walk-in closets, a family room, an open floor plan design and a master bathroom with amenities. Rarely will they find all these in one place. Family room remodeling, opening a floor plan design, and creating a new master bathrooms are great remodeling projects that can happen with time. Talk to a reputable professional remodeler for ideas and costs. Do a reality check to make sure your ideas are feasible. Then, put the remodeler to work, and you’ll actually have your dream house sooner than you think!