How to Find Houses to Flip
July 19, 2022

How to Find Houses to Flip

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How to Find Houses to Flip

How to Find Houses to Fix Up & Flip 

Research the Area Well

When you’re looking for a new house, it’s important not only to find the right house but also one that fits your budget and criteria. There are many things we recommend considering during this step in order to get an idea of the type of houses you should look for. Geographic location, economic opportunities, weather, and transportation are some factors that should be considered during your research. There are many online resources that can assist you during your search. Use New Silver Lending’s state-by-state guide to house flipping to learn more about the housing markets of each state. Your research will allow you to narrow down your options for houses to buy and flip.  

Search Online, But Also Make In-Person Real Estate Connections

If you do not know how to start your online search for houses to flip, we recommend using Zillow as a starting point. Zillow’s features make researching homes very simple. Users can search for houses in specific areas and filter the results based on budget, amenities, and more. In addition, Zillow offers a virtual tour feature for users. Whether you are unable to tour the house in person or need a quick view of the property, Zillow has you covered. Zillow has additional resources that can assist you during your house flipping journey. For information about foreclosures, visit their Foreclosure Center. If you need information on how to find the best buyers, check out their Home Sellers Guide. Local real estate agents can also assist you during the buying and selling process. Visit Realtor to find the best real estate agents in your area. 

Identify Red Flags During Your Search

The perfect house is not always easy to find. However, there are a few things that you should stay away from when looking for your next home purchase: houses with minor issues and those which will prove too expensive or difficult to fix once purchased. You can set aside money specifically for repairs but some problems just aren’t worth the hassle. Listed below are red flags you need to stay clear of: 

  • Too Small of Kitchen/Bathroom Space
  • Plumbing Issues
  • Electrical Complications
  • Water Damage
  • Cracks in Foundation
  • Pest Infestations
  • And More

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Rent With Summit Self Storage

If you need a place to store your renovation supplies, store them with Summit Self Storage. We have locations in Teton Valley, Idaho that offer a variety of units and sizes at affordable rates. Our facilities include indoor and drive-up storage units along with outdoor parking spaces for large vehicles like RVs and boats. We have a team of experts who can assist you with finding the best storage unit for your belongings. Our Storage Calculator can also be used to help you determine which storage unit to rent. For tips on packing your storage safely, check out our Storage Tips. Visit our site to learn more about our various storage solutions. Keep your items safe and rent went with Summit Self Storage.


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About the Author: Paige is a Social Media Coordinator at Storage Asset Management in York, PA. She brings the most useful storage tips and tricks to your social media feed and loves a good self-storage pun. Beyond work, Paige spends her free time traveling extensively, her most recent trip being the Andes Mountain region of Bolivia.