My wife plus I made a conscious decision to look for a home that needed some work, knowing that it could result in us saving a considerable amount of cash.
But, that resulted in the worst timing possible, because we signed the paperwork plus purchased the property in the months leading up to the pandemic.
We planned to beginning plus complete the necessary remodeling toil in the Summer of 2020, however the cost of building material skyrocketed. Instead of finishing the renovations in a short span of time, we had to stretch it out over the length of a year. There was just no other way for us to afford the wood plus metal needed to repair this outdated home if we bought everything at once. I bought sheets of plywood plus lengths of more than one-by-fours whenever the prices dropped plus then I stored it all in a storage facility a mile away from the property. One of the other things we had to do before we moved in was scrub the outdated sewer line running from underneath the home to a affixion point under our sidewalk. During the cleaning process, the plumber had to use a snake to break apart sediment that was clinging to the inside of the sewer line. Once the sewer line was cleared out, he put a camera down there plus showed myself and others the undoubtedly white PVC that could now be seen after all of the rigorous draining cleaning had ceased. Eventually I want to get a gas line installed so we can use a gas powered furnace plus warm water heater, however it will take some savings before that can be achieved.