According to, there is a wave of first-time homebuyers hitting the market this summer! Nearly 60% of these buyers are considering a fixer-upper project as turn-key homes are hard to find. Additionally, 95% of these buyers believe that the renovations and upgrade will increase the value of their new home!’s Chief Economist, Danielle Hale, sites two reasons for this shift:

  1. A shortage of inventory at the entry-level price range
  2. Rising home prices across the country 

Now, the most common remodeling project is that of a kitchen renovation, which can run anywhere from $20,000 for to $60,000 depending on the extent of the upgrades.

Surprised? This isn’t a new trend by any means. Consider this, Americans spent almost $400 billion on remodeling projects in 2018 - roughly 88 billion more in spending on remodeling compared to 2017! 

So What Does This Mean For You?

If you are one of the many Americans thinking about buying a home this spring/summer, meet with a local real estate professional who can help you find a house with the potential to make it your dream home!

If you've got a home that needs some TLC, don't be discouraged. Instead,  sit down with a local real estate professional and see what your options are. 


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