Ask Stacy: Should I Buy a Fixer-Upper Home?

Welcome to “Ask Stacy,” a new video feature on Money Talks News. Most weekdays, I’ll answer a money question sent in by a reader or viewer. (Learn how to send in a question of your own below.)

Today’s question is about buying fixer-upper houses. It’s a tempting way to buy more house than you can otherwise afford, and perhaps earn “sweat equity” by fixing it up and ultimately making it worth more.

Here’s what I think.

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I founded Money Talks News in 1991. I’m a CPA, and have also earned licenses in stocks, commodities, options principal, mutual funds, life insurance, securities supervisor and real estate.

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