Reasons to Invest in a Fixer-Upper


Are you planning to buy a home near Eldon, MO soon? There are a number of housing options available to meet your buying needs.  There are both move-in-ready and fixer-upper options on the market.  If you are thinking about buying a home that needs some renovation or improvements, you should know that buying a fixer-upper near Eldon, MO has a ton of perks.  In this week’s blog, Devine & Associates has provided a few of the reasons why you should purchase a fixer upper!

Affordable Housing – Buy on a Budget

Oftentimes, a fixer-upper is priced low because the seller knows the amount of work needed in the space. If you are budget-conscious, purchasing a house in need of a little TLC and elbow grease may be the best way to get a deal in your target neighborhood.  You can get into a home for a low price point when you purchase this type of home. You might even be able to find a bargain house a few streets over from where new construction homes are selling for top dollar.  Make an affordable step into homeownership when you purchase a home that needs updating and improving.

Take a Shortcut to Great Equity!

When you make improvements to your home, you are adding to the value. If you buy a property with intentions of fixing it up, you are quickly building equity. It's a great way to invest your money. When and if you plan to sell, your home will likely be worth much more than you purchased it for.  If you are planning to purchase with the intention of renting your property, buying a fixer-upper can allow you to buy for far less than move-in ready rental properties on the market.  This can save you money up-front and increase your overall cash flow from renting in the long run. 

Help Improve the Neighborhood

Give your neighborhood a facelift when you purchase a fixer-upper. Whether the home is an eyesore in its current location, or you want to start improving the appearance of the area, it's a great reason to buy a home that needs work. This is your chance to make a visual difference in your town. 

Customize Your Space

When you redo a home, you get to make all the design decisions. From flooring and paint color to the layout of the home, you can make changes and personalize the space to fit the needs of you and your family. It's a place in which you can be proud and know that your hard work has paid off to create the perfect home.  Finding your perfect space and having your vision come to life can be truly rewarding for both you and your family. 

Bring the Space Back to Life

Many times a home that is run down looks sad. This is your chance to bring it back to life! Updates, both inside and outside, can help to bring new life to an older home. A little TLC goes a long way when it comes to a fixer-upper.  A fixer-upper has heart, soul, and character; as you work on your own personalized space, you will become more attached to the details that you have created.  On top of your own touches, many fixer-uppers, in particular older homes, may have unique details and character worth restoring.  You may not be able to replicate these desirable features with a newer model home. 

Take Your Time 

When you buy a home that needs work, you can take it as quickly or slowly as you desire. If you have a strict budget, you can take it one task at a time and wait to save up for the next task. It's a great way to make improvements to your space, build equity, and create the perfect space for you and your family.

Now that you've learned just a few of the many perks of buying a fixer-upper, you are ready to start your search for the perfect space.  There are a number of homes with great potential on the market, and our team of experienced real estate agents in Eldon, MO would be honored to show you around. Contact Devine & Associates today to ask about our current listings.  We look forward to helping you find your dream fixer-upper!


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