There are other homes for sale that are not foreclosures but are still fixer-uppers. They will still cost less than your average house that is being sold, but it will take a lot of work. It is so sad that the people who owned the foreclosures had to lose everything. Think about this as you are looking at homes for sale. It is important that you do not make the same mistake as the prior owner. It might be tempting to spend a lot in fixing up a home like this because the initial cost was so little. Things add up quickly though, and you could soon find yourself too far in debt.