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December 12, 2017 - 56 comments

How to Save Big and Get Your Dream Home with a Fixer-Upper

I’m going to reveal a very private secret of mine: Jonathan & Drew Scott from Property Brothers are my heroes. And if you don’t know who I’m talking about, then we can never be friends because it’s obvious you’re not addicted to HGTV like I am.

If you are addicted to HGTV and shows like Property Brothers or Fixer-Upper, or if you’re thinking of tackling your own fixer-upper project, then this article is meant for you.

Fixer-uppers have grabbed the attention of many prospective homebuyers, mostly because of the shows on HGTV. People watch a 30-minute episode, see some happy couple take a few swings with a sledge hammer, watch as way too much shiplap is installed and then voilà, their dream home is ready.

What HGTV doesn’t show you is, in my opinion, what’s most important. If you’re like me, you probably wonder how those happy couples afford both the home and the renovation. Or perhaps you’re curious about what goes into planning and successfully executing a renovation project, or how to even find the right fixer-upper in the first place.

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