Christine Hoffman Steve Sollien are no strangers to sweat equity. After spending four years renovating a dilapidated farmhouse, they put it on the market because the location was just too far out for their jobs. They bought another fixer upper-this time in the city. The location is great and the house has all the features of a beautiful older home - gorgeous woodwork, gleaming hardwood floors and built-ins. They've personalized the interior with paint and are now looking at pumping up the curb appeal. Right now, the house is hideous. With a mix of metal siding and a bad paint job on the stucco, crumbling steps and no landscaping it's no wonder they were able to buy the home for $20,000 less than its appraised value. They're sure that their $7,000 investment will add much more to their bottom line.