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Real Estate - July 29, 2011

Fixing to sell? Don't go overboard

'Fixers' priced over $500,000 aren't easy to sell today

by Dian Hymer

Fixer-uppers with upside potential were in high demand when the market was appreciating at a fast pace. Once depreciation took over, speculators disappeared until 2009, when low-end foreclosure properties in some areas became hot properties -- particularly if they were selling at a 50% discount from the peak in summer 2006.

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--Dian Hymer, a real estate broker with more than 30 years' experience, is a nationally syndicated real estate columnist and author.