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Coach’s Corner: A Real-Life Property Evaluation

  The Story Our house flipping team recently purchased a 1940s bungalow home in “full-gut” condition in Denver, Colorado. Over the years, the home was occupied by a variety of family members and, ultimately, became a hoarding situation. After purchase, I immediately started my evaluation, budgeting and timeline process on the property — an integral step in our fix and flip process.     I …

2018 Fix and Flip Design Trends: Where to Spend Your Repair Budget

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According to Zillow’s Erica Sooter, it’s no surprise that kitchen and bathroom renovations power the largest ROI for fix and flip properties. In order to help you make money on your next house flip, we’ve collected projections for 2018’s biggest home interior trends. Use these to focus your repair dollars on designing spaces that attract your potential buyers. Kitchen Trends for 2018: Grey and White …

SaaS-y Women: 4 Takeaways from SaaStr Annual 2018

Advice for Women Entrepreneurs and Professionals This week, I attended SaaStr Annual 2018 in San Francisco. Fixters showed up in force with 6 of us joining the 10,000 attendees. And I’m happy to share, despite what I’ve heard about previous years, there were a lot of women in attendance (whew). It is interesting to apply what we heard from companies of all sizes to the …

Interpreting Your Home Inspection

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When you are a home buyer and you receive the home inspection report back on a property under contract, here are some tips for what to look for in the report. Some things are major red flags while others that seem major, simply are not.   Health and Safety Items Mold, radon, gas leaks, improperly vented furnaces and faulty electrical wiring are major items that …

How to Determine If Your Renovation Project Has Galvanized Pipes

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Could Galvanized Pipes Affect Your Fix and Flip Budget and Timeline? Our house flipping team recently purchased a bungalow home, built in 1942, in Denver, Colorado. After the initial walkthrough, we quickly realized that the house contained galvanized and copper piping. Below, we will share with you how to determine if your renovation project has galvanized pipes.  What are Galvanized Pipes? Galvanized pipes are steel …

How to Create a House Flipping Business Plan

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  8 Questions You Must Answer When You Create a House Flipping Business Plan   Plan your work and work your plan. That is key to avoid chaos in your life. If we would all stick to what we plan to do, I venture a guess that there would be many more millionaires in the world. Making money flipping houses is no exception. Many people …

Inspection Objection and Resolution Tips: Fix It Now or Fix It Later

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Below, we’ve detailed some Inspection Objection and Resolution Advice. Buying a home to flip is a serious purchase decision. Knowing the property’s true condition and what you are walking into is paramount. Always use a qualified home inspector to verify the structural quality in a potential buy. However, you should also know common problems to look out for such as: Roof Sloping Cracked Stucco or Exterior …

Habitat For Humanity Build Day: Fixters Gives Back

FIXTERS.com gives back to Habitat for Humanity   Here at Fixters, we believe that giving back to the community should be a high priority goal for all businesses. Above and beyond the obvious contribution to the community, a business can reap rewards in unexpected ways. We experienced this first hand when we partook in our Community Team Build day with H4H on November 29th.   …

Neighborhoods and Flipping Houses

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You’ve found a few properties that you would like to check out to see if they are going to be your next fix and flip. They seem like the perfect deal from the photos…but you haven’t seen the property in person yet, or the neighborhood. The neighborhood is a crucial aspect of any property. A particular house may be the best deal of the week, …

Real Estate Investing During Retirement

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Today, many Americans are lacking the funds that they need to have a financially stable retirement. Most retirees are looking for a reasonably steady and mostly predictable stream of income as a result. When it comes to retirement, having multiple sources of income is ideal. So is real estate a good way to generate strong returns for retirement? In short, yes. For those looking to …