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Buying a renovation home

Metta Stockman


In the midst of the cost-of-living crisis, the dream of buying a first home may seem out of reach for many. Adjustments in lenders’ affordability criteria and tighter budgets can hinder plans for the ideal home. However, there’s a solution that allows aspiring homeowners to find a property that meets their needs at an affordable price: buying a renovation home.


The appeal of buying a renovation home

While the prospect of purchasing a fixer-upper may intimidate some first-time buyers, strategic planning can turn these properties into hidden gems. Renovation homes offer the opportunity to create a dream home within a realistic budget, often at a lower price point due to their condition. Moreover, these properties may not attract as much attention in the market, presenting an opportunity to secure a bargain during challenging economic times.


Tips for success

1. Search with an open mind: Look beyond the initial appearance of properties and focus on their potential. Consider the transformation possibilities and envision the home of your dreams.

2. Assess structural integrity: Prioritise properties with a solid structure to ensure renovations can be done within budget. Review the Home Report carefully with guidance from your solicitor estate agent.

3. Location matters: Opt for properties in desirable neighbourhoods, even if they require sprucing up. Remember, while you can change the home’s features, you can’t alter its location.

4. Budget-friendly makeovers: Explore cost-effective renovation options such as painting cabinets, updating hardware, or refreshing tiles. Utilise online resources and learn from renovation stories shared by experienced homeowners.


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Start your search for a renovation home today and unlock the potential of your dream property.


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With expert guidance from TSPC solicitor estate agents, the home buying and selling processes are made seamless. Connect with a trusted TSPC solicitor agent today to navigate your property journey with confidence.