Inspired by the new Channel 4 programme ‘Love it or List it’, we’ve decided to take a look at how buying a property that’s in need of renovation can be the ideal opportunity to create your dream home.
It can be a great investment as well as a chance to design a house that will fit your lifestyle, family routines and hopefully create a permanent home that will stay with you for years to come, saving you valuable money on stamp duties, moving fees and any other associated costs of moving in the future.
To give you some inspiration here are some ideal properties that with a bit of TLC and creativity can become your dream home.
This cracking 1960’s, 3 bedroom family home, is an ideal property for someone who is looking to renovate and make this house their own. Situated in an ideal location, it’s perfect for a commute into the City, it also has a good sized garden and garage. The possibilities are endless with this property, on the market for £285,000, this will be an opportunity to increase the value of the house with only a small amount of work needed to modernise it.
Another great way to pick up a property at a bargain price is to go to an auction. With a bit of preparation and research, this is a great way to find your ideal property to turn into a home at a bargain price. Leaving you with the funds to tackle your renovation vision.
As well as the potential to save thousands of pounds, the speed at which you can secure your new property is much faster than the traditional purchase route. Buying a property at auction is easier than you think, if you fancy the thrill of an auction room and the buzz of bidding then going to the auction will be a great experience. If you prefer to stay out of the limelight then you have the option to bid via the telephone, to ensure your bid is in the bag.
Countrywide operates one of the largest regional property auctioneers in the UK. These national auctions are held in London for properties across the UK and in the South, they are also supported by auctions held in Manchester, Sheffield and Exeter. For more information on properties to buy at auction or to find out when and where the next auction is being held visit our Countrywide property auctions website.
Check out this development opportunity, Monkey puzzle terraced property situated in Folkestone town centre, it would make a beautiful forever family home. This property will be at auction on the 12th May in London.
There’s no point in hiding the fact that renovating a property is hard work and can be a very stressful experience, especially if you are living in the house whilst this is going on, or you may have decided to do the work yourself. But there’s no questioning the feeling of contentment you will get once your dream has been realised, and you are living in your perfect home.