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What Are the Pros and Cons of Buying a Fixer Upper?

Posted on: May 18, 2018 | by: Lighthouse Self Storage February 25, 2019

A man renovates his fixer upper home

If you’ve decided you want to buy a home, you’re most likely scouring the market for the perfect option for you. This problem can complicate when you weigh in the option of buying a fixer upper home to renovate. Many people who buy a fixer upper either plan to flip it for a profit or plan on living in it.

Should I buy a Fixer Upper or Move in Ready Home?

A fixer upper can save you money, but that’s not always the case. And is it really the option for you? Keep reading to learn the pros and cons of buying a fixer upper.

The Pros of Buying a Fixer Upper

  1. You can save money: You can buy a fixer upper home for not a lot of money. And depending on how much work the home needs, you can end up making a pretty decent profit on it. When buying a fixer upper, it is important to honestly evaluate exactly how much work will need to be done. Have an inspector come through your home and look for potential hazards.
  2. You can make it your own home: Renovating a fixer upper allows you to put personal touches on your home. Did you want an extra downstairs bathroom? Or a large walk in closet? When you buy a fixer upper to renovate, these changes are more than possible.

The Cons of Buy a Fixer Upper

  1. It’s a gamble: While an inspector can do a walk-through of your home to determine what potential hazards they see, that doesn’t mean others won’t pop up. When buying a home that needs work, you may end up with a home that needs a lot of work. Even when you plan out all of the foreseen renovations, it is more than possible that others will pop up.
  2. You may end up stuck with it: The housing market can be a roller coaster. And if an unforeseen circumstance arises where you lose your job or need to get rid of the house as quickly as possible, you may not be able to do so. Or if the housing market is done, you may end up taking a loss for it.

Lighthouse Self Storage Has Renovation Storage Options

When renovating a fixer upper, people oftentimes will end up living in it during the renovations. While this really saves on costs, it creates the problem of finding a location to store their belongings during this time. A self storage unit can help to get these items out of the home, and in a secure location ready for you when your renovations are completed.

Lighthouse Self Storage has storage facilities with household storage units California and Florida, including Carson, CA, Fort Lauderdale, FL, Westminster, CA and West Palm Beach FL. Our 5×5 and 5×10 storage unit are ideal for the storage of smaller items, while the 10×10 storage unit can offer your full-house storage solution. Contact us to rent a storage unit today!

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Recent surveys show that 41% of consumers rent out space to facilitate moving, while 17% need the extra space to declutter their home. Self-storage units are becoming more and more popular nowadays, considering the need to maximize on the reduced size of living spaces. If you live in California or Florida and are looking for the most convenient and flexible self-storage space, Lighthouse Self Storage has got you covered. Lighthouse Self Storage Facilities has a wide range of world-class storage units that are built to meet your specific needs. Below are some of the exceptional self-storage solutions you can expect:

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This kind of storage is exceedingly convenient for businesses and homeowners looking to store copious amounts of property, and need to reduce the hauling distance and effort. With our drive-up storage, you will not have to incur extra costs on movers' hourly fees by taking days to transfer your items. You get to drive up to your unit, unpack or belongings, and continue on with your day. It’s that simple.

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If you are in Southern California or Florida, Lighthouse Storage is an excellent solution for all your self-storage needs. Our storage units are secure, well-lit, and clean to ensure optimal care for your valuables.

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