Checking the market for a new house can be real hard. There are various things to examine for each house you look at, and it can all be extremely time consuming as well as tiring. There are exterior as well as interior problems that have to be dealt with such as the condition of the roof and floors, grass condition, any possible trees or other big objects that will probably need removing; general condition of the house, structural defects, as well as the condition of any appliances such as the oil furnace, a/c, and anything the owner is leaving behind, all need handling. That is just a partial list, even though I guess you get the point.
I just finished looking at a place that I am considering. It requires a lot of work, but it is dirt cheap. The house belongs to someone who inherited it when their father died and it requires more work than he is willing to put into it. I am running the numbers to see if the deal is worth the price. I will have to remodel everything as well as get a new a/c & oil furnace and all the appliances. The ducts need fixing, as do the stairs and as roof. It is quite a big job, but it would make the place mine in a sense that just buying a house that needs no work would not
I will genuinely need to contract out some of the work such as the oil furnace & a/c to an Heating, Ventilation & A/C company… You simply can’t do everything yourself no matter how hard you try.