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Watch One Couple Tackle Every New Homeowner’s Worst Fears

How do you balance the excitement of new homeownership with the headache of major renovations? This couple let us tag along to find out.

Michelle and Mike knew what they were getting into when they bought a 151-year-old house. With great bones but a kitchen and bathroom that required major renovations, the house made the couple was uneasy about what the costs might be—and whether other, more damaging problems would be unearthed once contractors started work. Plus with two young children, they wanted to make sure their family's future would be secure. Watch the video to see how they finally found the peace of mind to move forward.

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