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Sarah & Aaron Buy Smart and Get some Sweat Equity!


Blog by Steven Bergg and Allen Epp | January 20th, 2013


They say that buyers purchase real estate on emotion.  Sarah and Aaron are a young couple who bought their family home with an investment mind-set.  (to read more click here)
First time buyers Sarah and Aaron wanted to be in a specific area, but also have a good sized home and yard for their young boys.  They decided to look for a home that needed some work in order to achieve this and gain some sweat equity.  We negotiated them an excellent deal on an older lady’s home that was full of older lady’s decor and finish.  However, with some hard work and a little extra investment as they can afford it, they plan to turn the home into a modern and desirable address!  Below are the pictures from their first room transformed.  In a few years they will have greatly improved the value of their property without paying for it (and all the interest associated with it) up front.   It works for couples on the TV shows and it can also work for you if you can look past the cosmetic short-falls of a home. So many people cannot and it makes for a MUCH better buy in the long run. 
They say that buyers purchase real estate on emotion.  Sarah and Aaron bought their family home with an investment mind-set.  

As first time buyers this young couple wanted to be in a specific area and also have a good sized home and yard for their young boys. They decided to look for a home that needed some work in order to achieve this and gain some sweat equity.  We negotiated them an excellent deal on a house that had been home to another young family many years prior. It was very dated; however, with some hard work and a little extra investment as they can afford it, they plan to turn the house into a modern and desirable family home!

Below are the pictures from their first room transformed. In a few years they will have greatly improved the value of their property while keeping their mortgage payments lower. This kind of smart buying works for couples on the TV shows and it can also work for you! Just look past the cosmetic short-falls of a home and you will always get a better deal. You have to use your imagination to see a house how it could be rather than how it is. Below are some before and after snaps of Sarah and Aaron's master bedroom. 

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