I BOUGHT MY FIRST HOME WHEN I WAS 26 FOR THE BACK TAXES OF $250.00.
Yes, it was a fixer-upper, but I figured, “hey, my hands move in every direction that every painter’s, carpenter’s, plumber’s and electrician’s hands do.” So I said, “why not, I’ll give it a try.” This fixer-upper was $50 cheaper than my new $300 tent and $50 more than my new $200 stereo. In the “olden days” (the 70’s), by age 26 my tent and stereo were the two biggest purchases I had ever bought on my own. So, I raked the yard, bought 3 gallons of blue paint, used Dad’s power tools to make the ginger-bread trim and with a little help from a few of my friends, my 150-year old house was updated with plumbing, and wiring too. My $250 tear-down was the start of many more to come. I’ve been buying, fixing-up, and selling property 1976. Let me show you what you can do with a fixer-upper.