Originally posted by Sunstone
-Find It, Buy It, Fix It: The Insider's Guide to Fixer-Uppers by Robert Irwin.
To some extent, it does not matter too much if you're letting it out. OK, if the paintwork is really obviously bad, it's a problem- but if the plasterwork is flat on, for instance, a low to middle of the market unit, it won't matter too much. You get the peoples' attention based on the first impression; if the place is good and comfortable, the tenants will want to stay, and they won't care too much about the minor defects.Originally posted by Kevmeister
Cheap renos were almost made for TV, because you can't see if the plasterwork is flat, you can't see all the marks in the paintwork, etc. Slap on some paint and it looks pretty schmicko on TV.
I'm sure some of it is pretty tacky if you got close up.