If you have been reading my blog or know me for any period of time, you know that Jeff and I desperately want a home of our own.
We have started the process a few times, looked at a lot of beautiful homes, hoped and prayed but it has never quite worked out the way we wanted it to.
With the economy being the way that it is now, I honestly believe it to be a blessing in disguise.
So, that leads to my title question!
Jeff and I are currently renting an older home in a nice established neighborhood. It's a small brick home that desperately needs to be updated and I do mean DESPERATELY. But, I think it has a lot of character and there are some definite pros to buying it (like a small mortgage payment!). Of course with that are a few cons, we would have a LOT of work to do to upgrade it. I am talking about sheetrock, electricity, the whole shebang!
I am so torn as to what to do because as much as I would love to move into an already finished home, I don't know if that is feasible for now. I really don't want a big mortgage payment looming over us.
So, if any of you have gone through this process of buying a fixer upper and doing the work yourselves, was it worth it? Would you do it all over again? I would love to hear any insight, see pics, etc. on what and how you did it.