Your dream is to invest in a property to renovate? Rewarding, however, it requires time to think about it, which is essential to prepare your purchase as well as possible, but also the work to be done. Need advice to see things a little clearer? We help you to carry out your project

Real estate, buy and renovate in a jiffy

Buying an apartment or a house to renovate is not necessarily an obstacle course. Indeed, with the right advice and the right method, you put all the chances on your side to achieve your goals. We are giving you some advice here that can help you buy the property to renovate that suits your needs, as well as the essential steps to consider the necessary work.

Purchasing advice: how to find the property to renovate that suits you?

Have you found a property to renovate with the help of a property hunter, or on your own? When the time comes for the visit, it is necessary to ask the right questions.

Details not to be overlooked during the visit

  • Load-bearing walls: knocking down a wall supporting the structure of the house requires large-scale work, and above all very expensive. Indeed, the installation of an IPN to support the frame represents a considerable investment. Also, during the visit, check that the walls you want to remove are not load-bearing.
  • The state of the insulation: this concerns the windows, but also the type of insulating materials used. Once again, a significant budget will have to be considered for carrying out the insulation work. Do not hesitate to ask all the questions that seem necessary to the owner. You can even ask to see the heating bills, to get a clearer idea of the property's ability to preserve heat.
  • The heating system: if it is outdated, then you will have to think about changing it.

Get professional help

Our tip: during a counter-visit, you can of course involve professionals, who will be able to draw up a list of work to be carried out and offer you an estimate. Thus, you can already consider the modifications to be made to the property that interests you.

Homeowners who embark on the renovation of a home tend to overestimate themselves, to think that they will be able to carry out as many modifications as possible themselves. Although this is often the case, it requires a lot of time and a considerable budget, for example for the rental of the necessary equipment. Also, especially for structural work, it is strongly recommended, even mandatory in some cases, to call on professionals.

The budget

  • Defining your works budget: depending on the sale price and your borrowing capacity, taking stock of your renovation budget is crucial before you start buying.
  • Negotiate: If you, or a real estate agent, feel that the property has been overpriced by the owners, negotiation is highly recommended. This will allow you to inflate your work budget, but above all to benefit from a price consistent with the reality of the real estate market.

Renovation advice: how to properly prepare for your work?

Have you found the property to renovate of your dreams? In this case, here are some recommendations to prepare your work well. On the site, you will find some ideas to inspire you.

  • Compare quotes: this way you can choose the company that offers a price that meets your budget.
  • Define the work to be done yourself: in order to save money, we advise you to take stock of the renovations that you can carry out yourself. These include painting, laying new flooring, knocking down walls or even installing certain partitions.
  • Leave time for reflection, to define what you really want for your future home and thus be satisfied with the final result.

Find on this site other tips for renovating your home.


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Connected 24 hours a day to the market and its network, it responds to all requests for research or sales of real estate in Paris and the Ile-de-France.

Its objective is to accompany its customers in the realization of their project of life by securing their step and by allowing them to reach rare goods (off-market) which will make their happiness and will answer perfectly their criteria.

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