When you drive through some of the most desirable neighbourhoods in Cape Town, the streets are lined with trees and beautifully manicured homes. This is the South African dream and these homes are what every family envisions when looking for a home to buy.

These homes are also in high demand but sadly in short supply and the prices reflect as much. Unless you’re willing to buy a home that needs some TLC.

Everyone has a favourite colour and a vision of what the “perfect home” means to them such as the right amount of natural light, specific detail requirements or big outdoor space for entertainment. Whatever it is, everyone could benefit from a custom home. Here are some great reasons to consider buying a home that needs some work.

  1. Affordability

Cape Town house prices have skyrocketed in the last few years making it extremely hard to afford a home of your own, especially for first-time buyers. But, purchasing a fixer-upper is a great way to get into home ownership when the overall price range in the area you like is higher than your budget.

  1. Make It Your Own

One of the best reasons to buy a fixer-upper is to enable you to make it your own. Have you ever just looked at a wall and thought… “man, I’d love to know down this wall” or “I’d love to revamp this bathroom”? When you buy a fixer-upper, you can transform it into anything you want to make it your dream home.

  1. Hire Professionals

The best part about buying a fixer-upper is that you don’t have to know anything about home renovations. You know, not everyone is a fan of DIY and luckily you don’t have to be. You can hire professionals like Bates SA to manage the project for you. We are professional, reliable and affordable!

If you’re in the market to purchase your first home, you might want to consider a fixer-upper. Not only will you be able to personalise your home to suit your needs and personal style but you’ll instantly build equity through quality renovations for your Cape Town home.

For more information or if you’d like to set up a consultation, get in touch with the team at Bates SA today!