Per and Katherine took a gamble when they purchased an "As is" 1970s walk-out rambler. The deep snow didn't hide the homes outdated decor, but it did obscure the condition of the backyard and swimming pool. Although they have a huge backyard, an 8' fence that's literally falling down encloses the pool area and makes the rest of the yard invisible-and inaccessible. They're aware that a pool can be a drain on the budget and are hoping their $25,000 budget is big enough for their wish list. They think the investment will be something they can enjoy-and when it comes time to sell, it won't need to be listed "as is".