Buying a fixer-upper is a common way to build equity, increase your resale value, and learn a few new valuable skills. Renovating, upgrading and rehabbing a home is a huge undertaking, and when your intent is to do the majority of work on your own, these sites will be valuable tools in your intellectual toolbox:
HouseImprovements YouTube Channel — This channel covers DIY projects such as electrical wiring, plumbing, and basic carpentry. This channel is perfect for folks tackling bigger home improvement projects.
Good Housekeeping Renovation and Repair — For easily digested articles about both superficial and complex renovations, Good Housekeeping is the go-to site. Its variety of posts, from first-person, step by step accounts of successful repairs, to basic planning tips and tricks written by professionals in the home improvement field make it a great place to gather info and get inspiration.
Mother Earth News — This long-running site’s focus on homesteading and gardening means lots of great resources for home projects like installing solar panels, building a greenhouse, or septic system maintenance.
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