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Fixer uppers: A step on the ladder or a money pit?

Should you buy a wreck to get on the property ladder? It all depends. Here's what you need to know

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Quantity surveyor Lisa O'Brien of OBQS

Quantity surveyor Lisa O'Brien of OBQS

Quantity surveyor Lisa O'Brien of OBQS

The number of first-time buyers is falling year on year. Blame the Central Bank rules, blame lack of supply or high property prices or any one of the current market's idiosyncrasies. But as a result, those wanting to get a foot on the ladder are having to think outside the box.

The pandemic has helped buyers by opening up new possibilities, as remote workers realise they no longer need to buy within commuting distance of the office.


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