Forever homes come in all shapes and sizes — and ages and states of (dis)repair
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Gallup’s latest Economy and Personal Finance poll showed a strained relationship between homebuyers and the housing market. Since the poll’s beginning in 1978, this is only the second time that fewer than half of survey respondents felt it was a good time to buy — dropping down to just 21%.
However, if you find your dream home and are ready to buy, a shaky housing market might not stand in your way, even if the house itself is a bit shaky.
Candice Sides and her family have taken on a log cabin in Jasper, Georgia, that dates back to the 1800s. To call the cabin a fixer-upper might be an understatement. But even with the cabin’s black mold, its upstairs that leans to the side and a holey ceiling, Sides is putting in the time and money to turn it into the forever home she knows it can be.
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