How to Find Houses to Flip
July 5, 2022

How to Find Houses to Flip

Do you want to flip houses but don’t know where to start? Follow Street Smart Storage’s guide as we show you how to find affordable houses to flip in your area. 

How to Find Houses to Flip

How to Find Houses to Fix Up & Flip 

Research the Area Well

One of the first steps in finding a home to flip is research. There may be multiple houses that you are interested so we suggest getting as much information on these areas and locations, such as geographic features or economic opportunities.  New Silver Lending’s state-by-state guide to house flipping will help with this process by helping narrow down your search based on factors like budget constraints alongside specific requirements needed when buying property. The housing market can vary by state so it is important to adequately research the homes of each state that you are interested in. 

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

When buying a home, it is always best to use Zillow as your go-to resource. The interface makes searching for homes easy and provides virtual tours so you can see what each room looks like without driving all over town or making an unnecessary trip – not only will this help save money on gas but also time! In addition, there may be other opportunities available through their website such as the Foreclosure Center and Home Sellers Guide which has helpful information about purchasing properties in general; don’t forget that if untrained buyers find themselves at disadvantage compared with trained professionals because of a lack thereof experience. Consulting with local real estate agents is another great way to research some of the houses that you are interested in. For more information on real estate agents near you, check out Realtor, a platform where you can search for homes and connect with agents.  

Identify Red Flags During Your Search

There are many issues in homes that can be extremely expensive and difficult to repair. If you have the budget, we suggest hiring professionals who specialize in these areas because further damage could make it even worse; not just for your investment but also with regard to code enforcement officials coming down on top of an already-problematic property – this is something no one wants! Here are some of the red flags we highly recommend staying clear of during your house flipping journey: 

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

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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.