Home Renovation Just Like That One TV Show
Foundation cracks, broken windows, a blown out roof(…from the inside?), abandoned furniture, police caution tape strung about like confetti….and what is that AWFUL smell? There are many that would steer clear of this property, but not you. No, you see character, a chance to install those antique windows you found at the flea market, a possible skylight in the master bathroom (thank goodness for that hole in the roof or you would never have thought of it!). You picture the great parties you’ll be hosting, entertaining your friends, showing them room by room what a great design eye you have. They will ooh and aahh as they marvel at how quickly you’ve transformed the home. You’re very own fixer upper. It’ll be just like tv… *insert dreamy sigh and pictures of shiplap here.
Look, we’re not here to squash your or your clients’ fixer upper dreams. We like renovations as much as the next person. Who doesn’t love a before and after picture? But… before diving into one head first, let’s make sure you’re not in the shallow end. Renovations equal money, time and did we already mention money? We are here to help from a realistic and logical approach. We’d like to introduce you to our buddy. His name is Facts. You may not hit it off right away, but we’re thinking you’re going to be BFFs down the road. He may even help you renegotiate that sale price.
Questions to ask yourself before buying the dream:
1) Do I have savings for construction, permit and cosmetic costs?
2) Do I have time to work on a renovation?
3) Do I have any construction or cosmetic know-how to save money?
4) Do I have somewhere else to live while construction is under way?
5) And it’s making an appearance again - Do I have savings for not-so-fun surprises?
Watch Dogs Home Inspectors can help by identifying problems such as structural, electrical, water or danger hazard issues. When you’re well informed, you’ll be well equipped to take on the challenge - just like a tv pro.
Request an inspection now or call us at (702) 830-4080 (Clark County, NV) or (435) 319-8601.