Hello all, I am new to the forum. I really need some advice as to whether I should purchase a certain home or not.
A few years ago I rented a huge old Victorian home that was absolutely beautiful. I ended up moving away after a year but never did forget that house.
Well I found out recently that it is for sale and no one has lived in it since we lived there.
There are many things that need work.
The price is good and cheap though and I think if I worked on it a little at a time and did most of the repairs myself, I could do it.
But I wonder how much is too much?
First off, the realtor told me that the power had broken away from the house and that several of the pipes had burst.
Does anyone know if these things are fixable and could one do it on their own?

This house could easily be worth 400,000 if it was properly fixed up, as it has almost all the original flooring, several fireplaces, etc. And they are all in great condition.

Anyway, I guess I am wondering, would any of you buy an old Victorian to fix up out of sheer love, like me, or am I just crazy?

Any advice is appreciated.