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4 Tips for Buying a Fixer-Upper

May 11th, 2017 1:33 PM by Jodie Ford

4 Tips for Buying a Fixer-Upper

 Check the zoning

Knowing the zone is important because it will tell you what you can and cannot do to the home.  To research your prospective home’s zoning requirements; you can visit its municipality’s website, or arrange to meet with a staff member, who can walk you through the legalities.

Bring in a home inspector

A home inspector will look for structural issues and advise you on things that may or may not need to be replaced, such as plumbing, electricity, and roofing.

Hire an architect and/or contractor

Research tax incentives

Depending on where you live, you may eligible for tax abatement, a tax credit for homeowners who improve their property’s value.


*Info from Zillow Porchlight

Posted by Jodie Ford on May 11th, 2017 1:33 PM


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