Homes Under the Hammer buyer boosts price tag by £63k in ‘straightforward’ transformation


Visiting a town near Birmingham, Homes Under the Hammer presenter Martel Maxwell visited a four-bedroom semi-detached home. It was located four miles away from the city centre, and just seven miles away from the airport. Martel said: “The house came with a guide price of £99,000.

 “I do like to see, as soon as I come into a house, you’ve got two doors and a little vestibule area, through to your hall, and you can see the place is incredibly dated already.

“You have your textured plaster work, really thick here in parts.”

Viewers then also got to see the sitting room which had patterned carpet and dated wallpaper.

There was also damp and mould spots near the windows.

However, Martel said it was a decent size.

To the rear of the property was another reception room which opened up onto a patio area.

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Martin Roberts said: “Zack has turned what was a dated and unappealing house into an attractive and modern family home.”

Not all property projects run smoothly and Zack’s team came across a damp problem in the bathroom.

He said the toilet had been leaking which was running down into the kitchen.

Zack solved this problem by using a dehumidifier which sucked out all of the moisture.

However, the homeowner did end up going over his budget, spending a total of £18,000.

He added that although he went over budget, the transformation was “straightforward”.

Local property experts visited the property to see how much it was worth after the transformation.

One estate agent said: “The renovation work is done to a very high standard.

“I’d put the property on the market between £255,000 and £265,000.”

The other expert said: “If I was to put this on the sales market, I would put it on between £225,000 and £265,000.”

If taking the higher valuation into account, this means Zack has managed to increase the property’s value by a whopping £63,000.

However, Zack plans to keep the property in his growing portfolio.



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