Hard to believe people would buy a home so they could jump into a remodel? OK, it does have something to do with the age of the home. It's maybe not surprising that nearly three in four who purchased a home built before 1921 did; but nearly one in three who bought a new home (built since 2009) did too. More than half of all home buyers started a home improvement project withing 90 days of purchase.
Remodeling the kitchen was most popular (47%), with bathroom a close second (44%). (From National Association of Realtors)