My brother and I have just gotten started to work on my Dad’s place. He is not able to take care of it any longer at his age and the health that he is in. So he is going to move in with my sister and her family. We are going to fix up the house and sell it, which should provide him with plenty of money to live on for the foreseeable future. The first thing that we realized after we did a thorough inspection is to get termite control in New York City. We crawled under the house and realized that there was some water damage and that termites had taken up residence nearby. It looks as though a good deal of the sub flooring under the bathroom is going to need to be removed and replaced. Of course that is not something that we were hoping to encounter, but we are pretty confident that we can handle it. However we are going to bring in a retired carpenter to tell us what we are doing. We know an old guy who is really good and he is also the sort of guy who hates sitting around watching TV all day. It is not going to be hard to get him to help us, so long as someone else does not come along with a better deal before we get to him. After that we need to figure out how to put in money so that we get it back with a profit when the house is sold. So we know that we need to renovate the kitchen and the baths, but we want to do it so that we do not go in too deep and we want to make it so that most people would find it aesthetically pleasing.