For some reason I turn to you guys for long-term financial advice. To a bunch of photoaholics that will gladly sell off your first-born for a D40. Anyways.. I've got a line on a place to buy here. It's what I would call a "unique fixer-upper opportunity." Seriously. Some would say the best tool to renovate this place is a gallon of kerosene and a book of matches. But I scorn people with that type of thinking. And I'm always up for a challenge. Anyways, I figure I could get the house and lot for about $40,000. It would need a new foundation plus a total re-build of a portion of the house, a new kitchen, bathroom, roof, and furnace. Luckily someone had kicked the back door so I was able to explore inside the house today without a realitor. Am I crazy to undertake this project? I'm 29 and single. I don't currently own a house. IF this place wasn't a disaster, I'd be looking at about $150,000, easy for a comparable place. I currently rent a small (500 square feet) house for $500 a month. House payments on the place I'm looking at ($40k for the house plus an additional $40k for total renovation) will be approximately the same amount I'm currently paying for rent. Plus it would be mine, and I could (potentially) sell it for a profit later. And I could finally build that darkroom! :mrgreen: So, let me have it. Anyone have any advice?