The purchase of a “fixer-upper” home can be either be a catastrophe or the greatest investment you’ve ever made. It all depends on how well you do your homework and then negotiate the deal. Here are just a few of the most important things to watch out for when buying one:

Good LocationThe old adage about location is just as relevant with a dilapidated property. There is simply no point in rehabilitating a property for which there is no demand.

Floor Plan – Similarly, a fixer-upper is no bargain if the previous owner turned it into a mish-mash of rooms that do not meet the needs of potential buyers.

Configuration – Three bedrooms are better than two and two full baths are a lot better than one and half. Always keep these two particular considerations at the forefront of your mind.

Fair Condition – Foundation, roof and appliances – these are the three killers. Make sure you fully investigate each one before investing.

For more information about this and other tips for buying a home in York County, please contact the team at Randy Lindsay Realty by calling 803-370-9324.


Randy has enjoyed over 31 wonderful years in the Real Estate industry making dreams come true for homeowners.

Superior customer service is #1 to Randy and he provides this to all of his clients using knowledge, professionalism, integrity and persistence.

Randy is a successful and experienced real estate agent who expertly represents both buyers and sellers. Scores of Charlotte area residents have trusted Randy in the process of listing their homes to sell.

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