June 7, 2022

Tips to Find Affordable Houses to Flip

Are you beginning your house-flipping journey but don’t know where to start? Follow Printworks Mill Storage’s guide and we will show you how to find affordable homes to flip. 

How to Find Houses to Flip

How to Find Houses to Fix Up & Flip

Research the Area Well

Before you can begin your search for houses, you should first research the areas of the homes that you are interested in. This will help you to know what to expect in terms of prices, amenities, and more. Additionally, it is important to research the neighborhoods where you may be interested in living. This will help you to find a safe and affordable place to live that meets your needs. Geographic locations, transportation, budget, and safety are crucial factors you should consider while researching different neighborhoods. New Silver Lending’s state-by-state guide to house flipping has beneficial information that can assist you in your search for houses. 

Online & In-Person Research

After you have completed your research, you can begin your search for houses. There are a variety of ways to search for houses, including online listings, real estate agents, and more. Zillow is an online tool that can be used to search for homes. They have different filters and search options to help you find a home that meets your criteria.  Once you have found a few homes that you are interested in, you can begin touring them by using their virtual tour feature. This will help you to get a better idea of the size, layout, and amenities of each home. Check out Zillow’s Home Sellers Guide and Foreclosure Center for more useful information. We recommend reaching out to local real estate agents in the area of the homes you are interested in. You will be able to gain even more knowledge and insight into the market by forming relationships with them.  

Identify Red Flags During Your Search

While searching for affordable homes, there are certain red flags that you will want to stay away from. These red flags can hinder your success in flipping the home. In addition, there are some things that may be too expensive to repair. Here are some common issues you may come across in homes:

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

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Printworks Mill Storage in Greensboro, NC

If you need space to store supplies during the renovation process, visit Printworks Mill Storage in Greensboro, NC. Our facility has many climate-controlled storage units of various sizes for rent at affordable monthly rates. If you need assistance determining what unit size you need for your belongings, check out our storage calculator. We also offer a wide variety of packaging and moving supplies for sale on-site, including boxes, bubble wrap, tape, and more. And if you need help loading or unloading your belongings into storage, our staff would be happy to assist you. We want to make your storage experience as easy and stress-free as possible. Rent storage today with Printworks Mill 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.