35. Be Realistic About Rehab and Repairs
Depending on your personality, you might be a real go-getter who is ready to tackle any problem that may come your way. But before you dive head-first into a fixer-upper, really take a minute to figure out how long each repair will take, especially if you do it on your own. A house renovation is usually wrapped up in a single episode of a show on HGTV, but in reality, it usually takes several months to finish a major renovation. Remember that doing repairs on your own will also take away from your work schedule and personal life.