There are a lot of
"diamonds in the rough" for sale. Such a "diamond" may be in
a great location, have large sunny rooms and a big yard, but may also have awful
wall paper, old carpeting, and uninspired bathrooms. If you can look beyond the
surface, you may see a house with incredible potential that could be transformed
by a little "elbow grease", paint, and new carpets. If a house is
structurally sound and all the systems are in good condition, it may be only a
few cosmetic repairs away from being fantastic! A home that does not show well
is usually priced accordingly. If the price doesn't reflect the condition of the
house, the seller may be more willing to negotiate than a seller who has made a
considerable investment in preparing a home for the market.
So bring your imagination with you on your next
house hunting trip! You may be pleasantly surprised.