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How to Find Houses to Flip

Want to learn how to find houses to flip this year? House flipping, which is the practice of buying fixer-upper houses to resell, has grown in popularity in recent years. House flipping can be a lucrative endeavor, but it comes with a slew of risks. Make sure you’re prepared to put in the effort if you want to see a return on your investment. If you’re looking for ideas on how to get started with your own home flipping project, Mission Storage has some suggestions that may be useful.

How to Find Houses to Flip
A Guide on How to Find Houses to Flip

How to Find Houses to Flip

When considering whether or not to convert a house in the correct market, there are a few things to take into account. The cost of living and how attractive the neighborhood is to potential buyers are two important factors, but you must also consider your client’s family needs. If you’re selling a large home, look for areas with good schools, close proximity to public transportation, and low crime rates. Even though you have control over how your home appears, you can’t relocate it.

You will still need to find a market that allows you to purchase the house within your pre-renovation budget. The housing market is not easy to navigate nowadays, so research your locations well and reach out to professionals when you get stuck. To get you started, check out New Silver’s state-by-state guide for flipping houses. 

Where to Find Fixer-Upper Homes 

Online resources like Zillow are easy to use and understand. Plus, it includes helpful tools—its Foreclosure Center, Home Sellers Guide, and more. If you’re looking for a property bargain, consider foreclosure auctions in addition to well-known internet real estate marketplaces. Keep in mind that you’ll generally need to finance the auction houses in cash, but it could be worth it if you find a gem. Another option is to hire a professional real estate agent who specializes in flipping properties. Take advantage of their experience and knowledge by employing their advice to help you locate and complete your project.

Learn What to Avoid in Your Searches

Staying on track with your budget means that you must be able to figure out which renovations activities will consume the most of your money. Some projects are not worth the time and aggravation if you do not have the skills or resources to complete them yourself. This might include: 

  • Structural Issues in the House’s Foundation 
  • Inadequate Kitchen and/or Bathroom Space 
  • Water Damage and Broken Plumbing Systems 
  • And More

Organize Your Home Renovation with Mission Storage

As this idea comes into fruition and you find a house to flip, look to Mission Storage to help you stay organized.

We offer in-person assistance at our storage facilities in Crystal River, FL; Hernando, FL; and Hobbs, NM. Stop into the storage office that is most convenient for you to meet us or to pick up a few moving supplies to start on your packing. Our goal is to make self storage easy!

Hernando Storage

Located off US-41, Hernando Storage is fully equipped to handle any storage need you may have. Positioned on East Norvell Bryant Highway between Citrus Hills, Beverly Hills, and Hernando, FL, we offer indoor and outdoor storage, including warehouse storage space up to about 840 square feet. Find residential and commercial storage options at our nearby storage facility to organize your space.

Zia Stor-All

In Hobbs, NM, Zia Stor-All is your vehicle storage solution. Our covered outdoor parking spaces are ideal for boat and RV storage. In addition to parking, we offer drive-up storage units ranging from 25 square feet to almost 2,000. Use our online storage calculator to determine the right amount of storage space for your situation. If you need more storage options, our nearby annex has even more self storage units for you to browse.

Mission Storage

Down Norvell Bryant Highway—west of Hernando Storage—Mission Storage serves the Crystal River, FL, community. With outdoor and temperature-controlled storage features, you are covered for everything from your seasonal storage to long-term organization. Plus, our outdoor parking can help you clear the clutter of extra vehicles from your property. See how Mission Storage can help you!

Find your nearby self storage unit online today!

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About the Author: Tim is an SEO Strategist at Storage Asset Management in York, PA. He is a self-storage industry specialist who has written about everything from storage advice and helpful resources to industry trends. In his free time, Tim enjoys sampling craft beer and exploring the local music scene.