I’ve seen a house that has piqued my interest… I have yet to view but if we can make the maths work and it doesn’t throw up any major horrors it could be a runner
If we can get it for about 8% below asking it would give us a budget of €100k to refurb. It’s a big house, and while ideally I’d like to do the clichéd big room with kitchen at the back I fear that a lot of money will have to go into refurb from a very cursory look at online pics.
It’s larger than 1500sqft, early 20th C., signs of a bit of moisture issues, one of which looks like a roof leak around the chimney stack. I anticipate electrical rewiring, new heating and various wear and tear repairs. A bit of minor knocking through and making good, new kitchen (IKEA fan here, so that won’t be a huge expense)+ appliances and bathrooms, carpets/floors and general decorations. Windows will need paint, 6 sash windows to the front will need a bit of work but we might go cheap new ones around the back.
Do you think that €100k is realistic to do this work, barring any major problems? My brother is a builder who can do most of the decorative and the kitchen, I have a relative who’s a glazer and I am a (dormant) design professional so probably will be a bit cheaper. If surveys etc. throw up huge problems I would walk away but if it’s straight forward have I priced enough??
All inputs welcome, it’s a pipe dream at the moment