This post is sponsored by Travelers Insurance; all opinions are my own.
I did it. I hired a contractor. It was a very hard decision and an important decision. And why was it so important? Because I am spending more of my budget with the contractor than I did on the purchase of the home!
Buying a Fixer Upper
I have been in Waco for three days and I am having a blast. I am also exhausted but in a good way. We have purchased a fixer upper home in Waco, Texas. We are not moving. Instead, I am going to remodel the home, furnish it and rent it on Airbnb. I have been really nervous about the home because I hadn’t actually seen the inside. I know, it sounds dumb, but I did see the outside. And I “kind of” saw the inside via face time with my realtor. So I have been really worried that I would hate the home or that it would have some horrible flaw or that I wouldn’t be able to fix it up.
A lot has been happening with our fixer upper home in Waco. We are still in escrow so I am not going to show any photos yet. I can tell you we bought a double lot with a small house (and room for another if we are really brave). The home was built in 1910 and yes, it is another one-hundred-year-old home.
What a week it has been. I have been house hunting in Waco, Tx. I am looking for a new project, aka a fixer-upper home. I promise we are are not moving. Instead, we are looking for a home to fix up and rent out as a short-term rental. I guess you could say I want this to be my next big project.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Travelers Insurance. The opinions and text are all mine.
The Big Secret
Ok, it’s time I let you in on a little secret.
For a while now, I have been thinking I needed a new project. There has been a lot of discussion around our house about my need for more projects. And our hundred-year-old home is “project’d out”. (Ok, I know that’s not a word, but you know what I mean.) Everything in our home is kind of done, other than seasonal changes.