Home Improvement How

The images on this page show examples of council homes before and after improvement work. One of the biggest hurdles for many would-be buyers is getting approved for a mortgage loan (see mortgage rates in your area). There’s a significant amount of paperwork involved, Espersen says. This includes having a loan officer review your recent tax returns and banking statements, and possibly having to clear up any mishaps on your credit report. What you won’t usually see on camera is someone struggling for 60 days to get approved for a loan, only to be turned down because the criteria have changed,” he adds.

Luxury upgrades. While no one wants to see the absolute cheapest renovations in a home, the highest-quality upgrades often don’t have the return of mid-range ones, unless you’re in a very high-end home. Marble floors in the bathroom or custom cabinets in the kitchen may be nice, … Read more