Handyman Special

Handyman Special

Slang; in real estate, a house in need of significant repairs. A handyman special is usually inexpensive and may be a good deal for buyers who are able to make repairs themselves at a relatively low cost.
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Bill is a carpenter, so the last thing we wanted was a handyman special," said Baley about the work that eventually went into the home.
As with his "found," tattered, crocheted dolls and drool-stained blankies, the underlying ethos of his current handyman specials gives the impression of an unschooled maker of only average intelligence with a sincere and naive creative impulse, whose folkloric esthetic echoes the heartland America where cuteness and make-do ingenuity and the libertarian ethic of "a man's home is his castle" are cardinal virtues.
Life of the Home program services can include any or all of the following: -- Thirty-day move-in handyman visit -- Eleven-month inspection -- Regularly scheduled maintenance visits (quarterly or bi-annually) -- Seasonal handyman specials -- Spring and fall home tune-ups