If your going the fixer upper route, schedule an extensive home inspection. Houses that need work may contain structural or cosmetic concerns, so it is important to know what elements need to be fixed in order to work those costs into your budget. Invisible upgrades (electrical, plumbing and heating) can be expensive fixes that don’t always increase a house’s value because they are naked to the eye of a potential homebuyer.
One of the benefits of buying a fixer upper, will allow you to customize the home to your desires. Really intersted in a chef's kitchen? Really looking for a kitchen with maximized storage? These are things that you can incorporate into your own design!
For the move in ready homes, you can save the hassel of living in a construction zone, which could feel like it's "forever". Move-in ready homes often include builder upgrades that make them very appealing for new home buyers. Higher-end fixtures, cabinets and flooring are the most commonly included amenities, but options may vary by builder.
Would you go the fixer upper route? Or move in ready?