fixer-upper

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fix·er-up·per

(fĭk′sər-ŭp′ər)
n.
A house or other dwelling that is badly in need of repair, usually for sale at a low price.
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Noun1.fixer-upper - a house or other dwelling in need of repair (usually offered for sale at a low price)
dwelling, dwelling house, habitation, home, abode, domicile - housing that someone is living in; "he built a modest dwelling near the pond"; "they raise money to provide homes for the homeless"
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Insurance coverages for vacation homes, rental properties and fixer-uppers are some of the specialized products that the company offers.
The new season of HGTV's best rating show follows Chip and Joanna as they help home seekers from their home town Waco, Texas, buy fixer-uppers and transform them into dream homes.
The new season of the show follows Chip and Joanna as they help home seekers from their home town Waco, Texas, buy fixer-uppers and transform them into dream homes.
Traveling from San Francisco's Outer Sunset and Malibu's Paradise Cove to Sayulita, Mexico, and even Australia and Japan, the SoCal interior designer profiles the coastal cabins, mid-century trailers, hilltop haciendas, and weathered fixer-uppers owned by surf-loving luminaries like TOMS founder Blake Mycoskie and artist rep Sofie Howard (whose outdoor shower is pictured here).
They discuss the benefits of buying a house, figuring out homebuying needs and what is affordable, checking out the market, selecting a real estate team, getting a mortgage, loan alternatives, looking for a house, fixer-uppers and other types of houses, making an offer, closing, property inspection, homeowners' insurance and home warranties, sealing the deal, and settling in.
The lack of good, affordable inventory makes the market more competitive, pitting buyer against buyer and raising the prices of homes--as well as the probability of first-timers having to buy fixer-uppers.
As condo prices in Manhattan's luxury market rise to record levels, fixer-uppers are one of the last options for bargain hunters.
Rounding out the top five on the list of fixer-uppers was St.
In last year's tight real estate market, fixer-uppers got snapped up almost as quickly as fully renovated apartments, with buyers happy to foot the bill for any needed refurbishments.