Should You Buy A Fixer Upper Or A Renovated Home?

1. Making Your Mark

Fixer-Upper: You can make it yours, with a lot of work.
Renovated: Design choices-and renos-are typically made for you

2. Location, Location

Fixer-Upper: You may be able to afford an older home in a nicer area.
Renovated: Find a gem in up-and-coming areas instead.

3. High Roller

Fixer Upper: Cheaper up-front, but upgrades can add up over time.
Renovated: Higher initial price with fewer costs ahead.

4. Living Arrangements

Fixer-Upper: Need to determine where to live during the renovations
Renovated: Move in and start unpacking right away.