I wanted to live in St.Paul (Flexibility for commute for switching jobs in the next couple of yrs)
therefore most houses are old, in my price range.
The bulk of the work has been done (i.e. kitchen, carpet,flooring)
Wahts left were smaller projects that I thougth were perfect for a young guy like me to roll up my sleeves, and learn some things.
My GFs friends bought a model home built in 2006....EEEWW, I hate cookiecutter shit, and even they have a few projects to do.
My house is a big opportunity to invest (i think). It went on the market on a saturday, I looked at it on that sunday. First offer in on monday morning, two other offes came in later on that monday.