Fixer-uppers are all the rage now.
With no less than a dozen cable TV shows and countless social media accounts dedicated to buying older homes and fixing them up, it’s clear there’s major interest in home restoration. Millennials, in particular, are snatching up homes that are older or in need of significant repairs and updating.
For many people, remodeling an old home provides an affordable way to own a home, especially in a housing market where home prices continue to increase. Not only that, but older homes in established neighborhoods are an attractive option because they tend to have the character and charm that newer, cookie-cutter houses may lack.
The challenges of restoring old homes
While these homes may be charming and affordable, they often come with specific issues that newer homes don’t have, especially when it comes to technology.