We purchased this cute little two bedroom home with trepidation, as it had been under one owner – or more accurately one family- for more than 50 years, and had not see much in the way of remodeling. They also had cats and green shag carpeting… not the best combination. But the price was right and it had great potential. We took out the carpeting, put in new hardwood floors, painted the place from top to bottom, completely revamped the back patio, and rented it out for a couple of years. Ultimately it turned out to be a great investment. We even lived in it for a few months while our own home was being remodeled, and made some great new friends across the street.