4 Advantages of Buying a Home You Plan to Remodel

Google, “buying a home you plan to remodel,” and you’ll get horror story after horror story of fixer-uppers. But, there’s a common thread between each of these disasters – inexperienced do-it-yourselfers (DIY).

Yes, some DIY homeowners have the skills and time to pull off a major remodel. And sure, a beautiful DIY home remodel amazing thing to dream about as you scroll through Pinterest.

Unfortunately, most DIY projects don’t end in beautiful pictures. Without the necessary time and expertise, a DIY project can quickly become a DIY disaster.

Does this means buying a home you plan to remodel is a bad decision? We don’t believe so. In fact, we think it can be a great decision! This is especially true in the Tucson area. 

The real estate market in popular neighborhoods, like Casas Adobe, the Catalina Foothills, and Ventana Canyon Estates, is ultra-competitive. Buying a home you plan to remodel could be your ticket to success and here are four reasons why: 

1. It Allows You to Focus on Location

There are a lot of things you can change about a home – even within the existing footprint. And we’re not just talking about kitchen cabinets and tile flooring. You can redesign the entire layout!

But one thing you can’t change is the location. The Oro Valley is the Oro Valley. The only way you’re going to live there is by buying a home there. 

2. It Let’s You Score a Good Deal

Is there a total eyesore on the market? This can cause a lot of prospective buyers to not even consider making an offer – which could be great news for you! Often, you can score a home in need of a lot of TLC for a killer deal. 

3. It Gives You the Freedom to Not Settle

When house hunting, buyers are often forced to prioritize their wants and needs. You might find yourself weighing one feature over another. For example, the decision between two homes might come down to double ovens or a walk-in closet in the master bedroom.

When you buy a home that’s going to be remodeled, you don’t have to prioritize or settle. You just buy a home with good bones and work with your designer to make it into the home you want! 

4. It Let’s Your Designer Help You Consider the Possibilities

We’re big fans of getting your designer involved as possible in the process. Some of our clients have even brought us in while they are house hunting.

This helps you consider the full range of a home’s possibilities. Are you looking at a home that only has two bathrooms, but you need three? A good designer will be able to help you see how and where another bathroom could be added. 

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