We just bought our first house last week in Burlingame, CA. The market here is still pretty expensive. So we focused on finding something we can expand and fix up if it's in the right neighborhood. We get the keys on Dec.27th and will move in at the end of Jan. So we have a month to do some minor fixing and cleaning to make it livable. The house was built in 1918 so we'll basically strip it all down to the frame and rebuild from the inside out. There will be new electrical, pipes, ductwork and basically everything. We plan on living there while the crew works on the place. We have three kids, a 5yo, 2yo and a 3month old. Has anyone done this before? Can you live in a house with kids while it's being fixed up? We won't do it all at once. We plan on living in one section while areas are being worked on.