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Tuesday, August 25, 2009 @ 3:16:00 PM - Written by Front Door.com

August 25, 2009

On to mistake #7 of the 10 mistakes home owners make that can cost them.  Make sure to check out the past 3 weeks of blogs for mistakes #8, 9 & 10 if you missed them.

 

Yeah, so this example of a house...?...is extreme but it is true that fixing up a fixer-upper can be quite expensive. Know what you're getting into before buying a home that needs major repairs.

Mistake #7: Buying a foreclosure or fixer-upper without doing your research

Some homebuyers are so set on finding a bargain, they overlook the fact that buying a home that needs repairs can be a stressful and expensive endeavor. Before buying a fixer-upper, get estimates on any necessary repairs and renovations and make sure they will pay for themselves in increased property value. The foreclosure market is also full of opportunities, but it's important to be aware of the potential pitfalls before buying a foreclosed property.

Check back tomorrow for more on what to know about fixer-uppers if you think you might be in the market for one.

Also, make sure to check back at the end of the week to get the chance to be entered in a free give-away!

Article obtained from: http://www.frontdoor.com/Buy/Top-10-Home-Buying-Mistakes-That-Can-Cost-You/55152/p7

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