Get familiar With Your Local Neighbourhoods
No one knows your local neighbourhoods better than your local real estate agents! If you are interested in a particular neighbourhood or a house in an unfamiliar area, reach out to your local real estate agents and ask them about that area! If you intend to live in this home, you want to ensure you are a good fit.
Hire a Home Inspector
Before investing in your fixer-upper, you want to be aware of everything that needs fixing. Sometimes there may be parts of the home that need fixing and only a professional would notice them! It’s better to know what you’re getting into now so you don’t accidentally miss something and end up having to pay more down the road!
Consult With a Contractor
Who better to go to about how much your home is going to cost than a Contractor! Getting an estimate on how much everything will cost will help you get an idea of how long it will take to finish the home and help you stay within your budget.
Visit Your Local City Hall
I know what you’re thinking, what does city hall have to do with renovating a house? Well, depending on the renovations you’re looking to do, the renovations may require permits from the city! To avoid breaking city by-law, make sure you have the appropriate permits to do your renovations!
Investing in a fixer-upper can be daunting. If you need more information or have questions about real estate, please reach out to me here so we can set up a time to chat!