It’s our first weekend as new home owners, and we decided to take ‘before’ photos so we can look back to see how far we have come. But first I would like to tell the ‘Property Brothers’ to eat their hearts out. We got our 1948, 1900 square foot home with 4 bedrooms and 1 bath for only $29K. This older home went on the market in April of 2012 at $54900, slightly under the estimated appraisal value. The price dropped $5K every month until we stumbled across it in August. The asking price at that time was $54,500. After a bit of negotiation, we purchased the home and nearly 3 acres of land for only $29K. It needs major renovations, but we had been looking at $80K homes that needed complete overhauls thanks to previous owners who decided to completely destroy the home before the bank took possession of it. Not that I blame them, but when you are looking for a fixer-upper, the last thing you want to do is spend just as much on renovating a space as the space cost you in the first place. After four years, I think we did more than well for ourselves.
The Living Room – Above
Dining Room – Above