Home Flaws a Wise Buyer Should Ignore
Some flaws are very costly to remedy. Homes with these should be purchased only after consulting contractors, so the price can be adjusted correctly.
That would include a home needing a new roof or driveway, one with water or termite damage, or one truly in need of an addition or complete kitchen or bath redo.
But if the neighborhood is good, the commute to work is easy, the schools are sound and the local economy healthy enough to shore up home values, a little dirty grout or tacky wallpaper should not be allowed to blind you to the real value underneath.