Handyman Special

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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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Handyman specials often have cracked windows and broken doors needing repairs.
If you want a Big Bang for your remodeling project, think about a handyman special to gain a financial foothold with your first 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.