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WORDS: JADE HARDING, IMAGES: SHUTTERSTOCK, SOURCES: HOMESANDPROPERTY.CO.UK,
NATIONAL SPRING CLEANING WEEK, PLENTIFIC.COM, FOR STOCKISTS: SEE PG 289
'MAKE DO AND MEND' PAYS OFF
Turning a run-down house into a perfect home
is a great way to make property pay - at a lower
cost than saving up for an already ﬁnished build.
According to ﬁnancial experts at thisismoney.
co.uk, this is just one of the reasons why 35% of
Brits are choosing to buy a home needing TLC.
The numbers speak for themselves - in January
2017 the average house price was £218,225,
while last year the average cost of a property that
needed renovation work was £152,792. If buyers
can keep their repairs budgets under control
- and don't mind putting up with the mess - they
could save themselves thousands of pounds.
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