Buying a fixer-upper and transforming it into your “dream home” may sound like a good idea, but it can be a stressful and expensive endeavor. You need to know what to expect and what it takes to “cross the finish line”. It is not uncommon for couples to start out with the best of intentions only to find out that the project ended up outlasting their relationship. Honestly, that’s how stressful it can get.
So, before you get too attached to a fixer-upper that looks like a great investment, check out Credit Sesame’s little “Should You Buy a Fixer-Upper?” litmus test. Then make an honest – and informed – decision.