hers Posted August 26, 2011 Share Posted August 26, 2011 My husband and I have been talking about buying a house lately, but we have no idea if we'll even be able to. Still, we're looking at some houses online and have found a couple we like. We're looking to possibly buy a foreclosure, simply b/c they tend to be cheaper and we can do some things to it and have it paid off (hopefully) faster. We found a really great house that is $50K and looks beautiful inside (mind you, we've only seen pics of the inside), so I went to teh house today and looked around the outside of it and here are some things I noticed. The yard is a really great size but the fence would need to be replaced. Also, there's no grass at all b/c of a big oak tree in the middle of the yard, so we'd have a dirt-yard unless we did something about that. Then, the outside of the house is wood. It could stand to be replaced with some vinyl siding or something. The wood looks old and is chipping in some places. The front yard would need to be fixed up. It's very weedy and the driveway woudl have to be paved (it's now just a grass driveway). Then there are some things like replacing the windows and screens and some doors. Now, this is just what we saw on the outside. The curb appeal is lacking, but the inside, based on pics and what I could see, looks great and updated and kept up. So quite a bit of work would need to be done outside. More than we'd have the energy for. hypothetically speaking, if we were to go into a home that has some things to be fixed on the outside, what sort of experience is that like for homeowners? Is it stressful and time-consuming? What about costs? What's the general cost of fixing up a yard, for instance? Again, this is hypothetical and we're not 'buying" this house, but we are thinking about possibly buying in the next year or so, and we're not opposed to a home that needs a little TLC but we're not looking for a fixer-upper either. Just looking for thoughts. Thanks! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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