fixer-upper

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fixer-upper

Usually a polite way of describing a property in need of extensive repairs, renovations, or cosmetic improvement.

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But even if regulations are favorable and buyers are willing to renovate, there is still a third obstacle: fixer-uppers tend to make a bad first impression.
Compared to shiny new luxury condos, fixer-uppers look like an apartment well below their price range, and require a lot of imagination from buyers.
Last year, Corcoran broker Deanna Kory sold a 5,000 s/f fixer-upper co-op on the Upper East Side for just under $9 million.
But Kory also said most people who looked at her Upper East Side fixer-upper showed little interest.
In 2011, Karma Sagiev of Evans Real Estate Investments had a 1,800 s/f fixer-upper at Park Avenue and 57th Street listed for $2.
Cleveland took the third spot in these rankings of potential fixer-upper bargains.
The highest average market value of these fixer-upper properties was $74,005 in Indianapolis.
It is the sort of book that our private clients and fixer-upper buyers will read, so as appraisers we should know what it says.
Both the FHA's 203(k) program and the HomePath program have been instrumental in helping consumers purchase fixer-upper homes.
With inventories of available homes low, buyers willing to consider fixer-upper homes "may find they are competing against fewer buyers and are able to buy at a lower price point," RealtyTrac reports.