The definition of TLC has already been answered below so just keep in mind it's a matter of interpretation, TLC, Fixer Upper, Diamond in the rough, lot's of potential, deferred maintenance etc. Until you actually see the property you won't really know in what shape it's in.
Best of luck.
Tender Loving Care needed certainly does not mean a home that is turn-key or move-in ready.
This could mean a lot of things. I've purchased many homes in need of TLC but I'm a broker, contractor and investor and I look for homes like this. In fact we love the homes that most buyers and agents cringe over.
Bring us the worst of the worst be they cracked slabs, bad roofs, dry rot, bad infrastructure, concrete in the toilet and plumbing, ripped out copper wiring and piping, torn up drywall, stolen appliances, toilet fixtures, etc and we'll purchase them for cash if it meets our buying criteria and exit strategies.
We provide a one-stop turn key solution to investors and prospective homeowner looking for a bargain on distressed properties. If, however, you don't want to go down that road in order to save thousands of dollars then you'd be better off dealing with a good RE agent/broker who knows how to find the best home in the area you want to live in and for the price point you can comfortably afford. Good luck
Don't consider this property if you don't want a "Fixer Upper" in this market that can mean anything from simple fixes to a complete home Re-Pipe or Electrical and Roofing. These can cost you to repair. I recommend you get a good inspection done before you plunge!
Tender Loving Care
This is a nice way of saying;
the house is tore up.
Lack on being maintained.
Some would say cosmetic.
Some would say ugly to the bone
Some would say start off with a bull dozer
Some would say plan on becoming great friends and later enemies with a bunch of construction workers.
Some would say,... NEXT
On some places it might just be carpet and paint, and cabinets, Doors, baseboards, flooring, showers, sinks, toilets, counter tops, appliances, water heaters, air conditioners, heaters, light switches, plugs, drywall patch replacing,....
You know TLC
hit like if you laughed
Harold Sharpe - Broker
So Cal Homes Realty
California Department of Real Estate Broker License # 01312992
Means the home will require work AND it could mean only cash buyers
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