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Finding A Fixer Upper - How To Find A FixerUpper Online

August 2nd 2006

Finding A Fixer Upper - How To Find A FixerUpper Online


If you are in the market for a new home, but do not want to spend a lot of money, you may want to look into buying a fixer upper. By purchasing a fixer upper, you have the ability to save yourself a significant amount of money. If this sounds like something you are interested in, you are in luck. There thousands of fixer uppers available all over the country. All you need to know is where to look.

Listed below are the three most common ways that you can find a fixer upper in your area.

1. The most traditional way of finding a fixer upper is by simply getting in your car and scouring the neighborhoods that interest you. By doing this, you may not come across a lot of properties, but you may find the one that really catches your eye.


If you do happen to find a fixer upper in this manner, make sure that you take down the address, as well as the name and number of the real estate agent on the sign.

2. Finding a fixer upper can also be done by searching the classified ads. This is also a more traditional method of finding a new home. The best thing about searching for a fixer upper this way is that you will be able to search by location and price without ever having to leave home.


3. And, of course, you can search for a fixer upper online. There are two ways to do this. You can either search a site that offers listings from a variety of different real estate agencies, or you can visit the site of each independent agency. Either way, you will be able to find a lot of detail regarding any fixer upper that may catch your eye. These sites offer information on pricing, as well as pictures of both the exterior and interior, when available. By searching for a fixer upper online, you will have access to the largest number of properties available in your area. CraigList is becoming one of the most popular real estate listing services on the internet. Also, checking out “for sale by owner” properties is a great method of locating fixer uppers.

So, as you can see, finding a fixer upper can be done in a number of different ways. Instead of overlooking this option, why not give it a try? It does not cost anything to look at what’s available, and you may find out that a fixer upper is what you have been dreaming of.

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Tabitha Naylor
Tabitha Naylor is a mortgage broker and managing partner with Apex Financial Mortgage, a full service firm specializing in residential and commercial mortgages. For more information, check out http://www.apexfinancialmortgage.com. At Apex Financial Mortgage, we are "A Cut Above the Rest."

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