Better to keep & fix or sell and lose money?I have a home in a much sought-after area of the city of Peoria, but it has issues that need repair that I have not been able to find one contractor in 7 years able to or willing to want to repair for thousands of dollars I've saved. I know how to make the repairs and would do so myself but have recently been seriously injured and had a major surgery that requires a long recovery.The house is paid off, but what I paid for the house 5 years ago will not be what it sells for, even though I have already put thousands of dollars into the home and it would be a great investment for someone who wants to use it as a rental and is able to make carpentry and drywall repairs. I want to move into a "move-in ready" home that is about the same size (1300 sq. ft.) within a 15-mile radius of where I am, but I don't know whether it would be worth it.Would it be better for me to keep the house and wait until there are people willing to do physical labor correctly for money to come back to the area or should I look for a "move-in ready" house that I can buy for less than what I bought my current home for? In your experience, is it better to take a financial loss to get into what you want (which is what I thought I got) or to stay where you are and keep spending money trying to get what you want?April 26 2013 - Peoria00YesReport a ProblemProblemSelect oneOffensive contentIrrelevant contentSpam (pure self-promotion)OtherDetailsYour emailPlease enter a valid email address.Submit CancelContent flaggedWe will review this content. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.We're sorry. This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.