Flip This House


One of our recent flips was a ranch on a full basement in Alpharetta.  The home had been lived in for a number of years by the then current owner.  The home needed updating to bring up the value, but it was mostly cosmetic in nature.  We thought it was about time to get one that did not need so much work.  Check it out.

On the outside we replaced the roof with an architectural roof, removed the LP siding, replaced it with HARDI Plank and repainted the exterior.  This made a huge difference in the exterior appearance, and did not represent a huge cost.  We also had to water proof a portion of the front foundation wall.  This required bringing in a back hoe, digging down to the footer, filling cracks in the block wall and then applying water proofing before covering it back up.  I would prefer not to have to do this again. Once finished we added concrete curbing to create a very attractive and curb appealing front yard.  At $3.50 a linear foot the curbing was a great investment.

On the inside we painted, replaced the majority of light and plumbing fixtures, replace kitchen appliances and added a Heat Pump and duct work in the basement so that we could consider that finished space.  At less than $4,000 it was a good investment.

In the end we sold the house for more than any other ranch had sold for in the subdivision.  If you have extra money; now is a great time to purchase investment property; AND if you need someone to manage the project from Alpha to Omega, give me a call.

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One Response to “Flip This House”

  1. http://www.niceslide.com Says:

    What Are the Advantages of Purchasing LED Light Bulbs?

    August 23rd, 2010 by admin

    Today we are more aware of the fact that the lighting in our homes is having on the environment. And why many of us choose to replace the traditional light bulbs in the house if they come with LED lights instead. Initially you need to spend much more information about these lamps, but as you soon discover that this investment is actually a very sensible thing to do.

    Unlike traditional LED lights when it comes to their own realities have a long term professional life. There are a number of LED bulbs now available can produce up to 200,000 hours of light. It is generally accepted that these bulbs must be replaced after they were produced approximately 50,000 hours of light. Whereas, when it comes to bulbs, you will find that in general must be replaced after only used for about 1000 hours.

    When it comes to traditional incandescent bulbs, it will effectively without prior notice. But when it comes to LED lights will be given ample warning to be replaced. This is because the amount of light they produce as they get older it becomes less. So naturally, once you get dimmer the light they see, this is when you should consider replacing them. However, it should be replaced immediately, they can still be used for a long time. ”

    Although these lamps emit light that is much brighter than traditional bulbs do not emit up. So of course it is recommended that this form of lighting is used in situations where directional lighting is needed. For example, light is used while reading a book or to provide relief on a worksheet in the kitchen. The reason why these lamps should be used in situations like these little mirrors that contain within them that directly help the relief they produce.

    This type of lighting can be very useful for people suffering from eye problems or other medical conditions such as migraine. This is because the light they produce is very similar to that of natural light in a non-place as much stress on the eyes.

    Today, when it comes to buying LED lights, there is no need for you actually replace the light assembly also. This is because the makers of these balls are being created so that you screw directly into a light standard. So naturally, this does not end up with hundreds of dollars for the upgrade of all lighting in your home.

    But you should be aware that the use of these species can attain exposure take some time because they tended to not as strong as the traditional bulbs. So we recommend using one of these LED lamps initially buying. Then experiment with it in a variety of lighting fixtures in your

    This entry was posted on Monday, August 23rd, 2010 at 4:17 pm and is filed under Home Appliancess. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

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