Choosing a remodel opportunity often goes hand in hand with buying Highlands real estate. Many home buyers expect to make changes to a home when they take possession. More often than not, for example, a home buyer will paint the interior of a home prior to moving in. Sometimes the carpet will be replaced and floors will be refinished. The ability to renovate or remodel is often more tempting than building a new home. If you are looking for a home to renovate make sure you know the condition of the home and do not assume you can make changes that the home cannot bear.
When you complete a successful Highlands property search and have found a home that you wish to renovate a thorough structural analysis is essential. The structural analysis is especially fruitful if you want to move walls or add rooms. In addition to feasibility it is wise to get a cost estimate for the changes you wish to make. Major renovations will cost money and the more homework you can do prior to closing on the property the better. Your Highlands REALTOR will recommend reputable local contractors, helping you better ascertain the actual costs involved with your plan.
Contact me, Lynn Kimball, today to learn more about buying real estate in Highlands NC. I welcome the opportunity to update you on current market conditions while getting you started on your property search. Let my knowledge and experience serve as your guide to Highlands NC condos and the buying process.
Click here to read “Buying To Renovate: What You Need To Know” from Realty Times.