2 RENOVATE AND REJUVENATE Giving the kiss of life to a tired or ruined property can do wonders for the finances whether you buy at home or abroad. Take Liz and Dan Burgess, who won the 2013 Homebuilding and Renovating awards. They converted a crumbling Berkshire bungalow into a handsome, two-storey modern family home (pictured). It cost them £825,000, but the house is now worth £1.2 million. It also took them five years to complete the scheme. This is par for the course, e...