If you’re looking for the perfect turn-key home, you may find that the already limited home inventory is further limited by the many homes with deferred maintenance and those that are in need of updates. If you’re like the many frustrated home buyers in today’s market, you may opt to take the “Property Brothers” route of buying a home.
As you know, HGTV’s Property Brothers is one of the most popular real estate shows on cable. What makes the show work is the concept of transformation; creating a model home from one that is crying out for TLC. Of course, the magic of TV makes it seem easy; home buyers appearing on the show put their trust into the dynamic duo to find the right home and to make it perfect.
A warning, however, this process is not for everyone. Undergoing this type of project is taking an already exasperating process and making it an emotional and financial challenge. It is also a time consuming, as you’re totally involved – from buying to rehabbing the home. Your experience may be similar to those on TV, nevertheless it is more likely to feel like the movie “The Money Pit” or somewhere in between.