Location, Land, Footprint & Structure!
I always remind my buyer's that you can't change location, land, footprint of house or structure, you can however change it cosmetically. Adding your own "Lipstick" sometimes is the best way to get a great home. Several of my buyers have chosen to do this and were happy to share some of their before/after photos.
You might consider these cosmetic fixes:
- removing wallpaper
- removing old carpets and replacing with flooring of choice
- refinishing hardwood
- updating bathrooms
- updating kitchen (especially if a nice layout)
These are all items you can do over time and add future equity to your home. You can save money on purchase if you are handy, creative and don't mind rolling up your sleeves you can put some "sweat equity" into your home.
The buyer's guide link below is full of excellent information I truly believe will be very helpful to you.
Here to safely serve you with your home search, Pam