The real estate market is such a lucrative field. I've been dealing with real estate since my early 20's. In all this time, there have been so many vertical markets to come out of it all. From house renovations, to home remodeling to home repair. Even construction niches like bronze bushings for construction material. Each service serves its own purpose. Decorating a house takes a keen eye. You not only have to know where the deals are for the furniture, but you also have to have a vision of how all the furniture plays together before going out to buy the actual decor. Home remodeling falls along the same lines. You have space within the house that needs to be modified according to the home owner and unless you pre plan and make smart purchasing decisions, you could find yourself in a situation that requires more money to undo the mismatching furniture decor. Finally for fixer upper homes, there's always home repairs, from old roofs to old flooring, to slab repair, a used home always needs a little touch of love. At its core, a home regardless of all the fancy decor, remodeling and minor repairs will lose its value if the foundation toward the house itself is damaged. So a home owner despite having the money to decorate or remodel, still needs money left over to perform home repairs to maintain a home's value.