How much work would you consider doing on a home purchase?If you found the "right" house to buy-the neighborhood was great, your commute was fine, the schools are fine, every thing checked out-especially the price, would you consider doing home repairs yourself? You know, the old fashioned "sweat equity" purchase? In the past, many buyers have stayed away from a home that needed work. Now, I am finding them more and more accepting, to take on this challenge. The ripping off the wall paper weekends with the family. Having the floors re-finished. DYI -painting the kitchen cabinets, and putting granite counter tops in. Having a plan, and establishing a budget is a must.Besides the do it yourself shows, those people at the Home Depo's, Lowes, and your local hardware store are a wealth of information. Ask them, these people have great experience in home repairs. Aways take the before and after pictures. There are perks in sweat equity. You are paying less for the house, for usually more square footage, in a location you probably could not afford other wise.. Sweat equity, can can be a wonderful thing. If you have family and friends in the trades, the better. So work out of your house-sanding, painting, installing tile, sheet rock, hardwood floors-go for it. You will be surprised what you can accomplish. That pride of home ownership will certainly shine through, like no other turn key home! June 29 2011 - Hanover11YesReport 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.