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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Bair says interested homebuyers need not shy away from buying fixer-uppers, but they need to have a fair amount of extra cash on hand, as well as realistic expectations of what they're getting into.
The highest average market value of these fixer-upper properties was $74,005 in Indianapolis.
Within a year they refinanced the mortgage on the fixer-upper and bought a two-bedroom condo in Crystal City, Virginia.
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.
Eventually able to buy a place, we found a large fixer-upper with several wonderful outbuildings on five acres.
But Kory also said most people who looked at her Upper East Side fixer-upper showed little interest.
* I'm sure we all remember our first "fixer-upper." The story of this young couple was heartwarming.--EILEEN GARRETT, LOMPOC, CA
He used his severance from Prudential to make improvements on the couple's one-family home, a "fixer-upper" they purchased for $74,000 in 1998.
The fixer-upper or camper in your family will love this miniature beacon.
Funny lady Mindy Kaling has gotten dead serious, it seems, about selling a fixer-upper above the western terminus of the Sunset Strip that's newly re-listed with a substantially lower asking price of just under $2 million.
We are now witnessing the phenomena that an investment in a two-family fixer-upper has more legitimacy than an investment in IBM stock.
She lives ill Madison with her partner, environmental lawyer Lauren Azar, in a Victorian fixer-upper they have taken on together.