How You Can Find Houses to Fix & Flip

Are you looking into how you can find an affordable house to flip in your area? Music’s U-Drop U-Lock Storage offers helpful advice and storage space for new homeowners taking on large renovation projects. See our guide below to start your house-flipping journey! Then contact our storage facility later when you are starting your home improvements and need self storage to help keep you organized.

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How to Find a House to Flip

How to Find Houses in Your Budget to Flip

When buying a house to fix up and flip, it is important to consider the local area and what would be best for your buyer. You should look at factors like cost of living, as well as appeal in terms of neighborhood safety and accessibility when deciding where you want go ahead with this purchase. Will a family buying from you be able to send their children to a nice school district? Are there playgrounds or parks nearby? If in a populated area, is public transportation easily accessible? These are some of the questions you should ask yourself when researching neighborhoods. Make sure to have a pre-renovation budget in mind, so you can allocate enough money for the entire slip—initial purchase, plus all of the possible fixes, and unexpected issues. Use NewSilver’s state-by-state guide to flipping houses to start researching different areas.

Where Should You Look?

Online resources for buying and selling homes are easy to use and usually include helpful tools. For example, Zillow has an online Foreclosure Center and Home Sellers Guide to give you the basics of what you need to know during your flip. You can also find a good selection of properties at discounted prices at local auctions—just be aware that most require cash payment. If you would like professional assistance from the beginning, there are real estate agents who specialize in house flipping.

Be Wary of These Issues When Touring Houses

You plan on taking on a large number of home improvements during a flip, but what renovation projects will eat away the most at your budget? The ones with the costliest materials and that you yourself do not have the expertise to carry out. For instance:

  • Water Damage and Broken Plumbing Systems 
  • Structural Issues in the Foundation 
  • Inadequate Kitchen and/or Bathroom Space to Accommodate a Family
  • And More

Music’s U-Drop U-Lock Storage in Annville, PA

As you begin repairs around the house, look to local self storage to help you stay organized. You can store furniture, equipment, and construction materials at our secure Annville, PA, storage facility. We provide ample space for any project—rent up to 400 square feet of storage space! Our storage units have drive-up entry to allow for easy loading and unloading. Browse our available storage units online to compare and figure out the best solution for you. You can use our storage calculator and online resources to help you choose, or contact our office for assistance.

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About the Author: Paige is the Reputation Manager at Storage Asset Management in York, PA. She is a self storage industry specialist with an appreciation for a good self storage pun. During her downtime, Paige enjoys weight training, kayaking, and losing herself in the pages of a captivating book.