If you're looking for a fixer-upper because you've seen some of the great HGTV shows that miraculously within an hour or less turn a crappy home into a masterpiece, don't be fooled. If you are looking for a cheap deal, think again, unless you like renovations and the challenges that come with it. We had such a hard time getting contractors, keeping them, picking out stuff, and all the craziness that comes with renovations. I wasn't prepared for it and didn't realize how hard it is. And we were always behind schedule. If you're thinking about going down the renovation route, be prepared for it. Hindsight...I wouldn't do it again.