I learned about buying foreclosed houses from a friend. I went to the auction to find a house for cheap. I bought a three bedroom house for less than $100,000 and was ecstatic. I should have done more research though. This house is a mess. I know I need HVAC repair in Queens since most of the duct work is missing. But, there is so much more to be done.
The house has been trashed. There are holes in the floor. The cabinets are gone. All of the wiring is exposed and I worry about a fire. It’s going to be a long process but I am ready for the challenge. I can envision sitting in the kitchen nook sipping coffee and reading before starting my day. Or the dinners we will share sitting around the dining room table.I have an electrician coming out next week because that is my biggest issue. I called a plumber to come in. Did I mention that they also uninstalled the toilets? I’m a bit overwhelmed just thinking about all that needs to be done.
I am hopeful that I can turn this house into something amazing and turn it into a home for my family and I. The yard has real potential. The land was almost worth the price on it’s own. We have so much space and luckily the fence in the backyard appears to be in decent condition. I want to get a treehouse and swingset for the kids. Maybe, we will have a fire pit and can have friends over for barbecues.
I know that this won’t be a quick remodel. I have a lot to get done and it is going to be a long ourney. The pay off will be so worth it though I think. One step at a time to get to my dream home.