How to Find Houses to Flip

How to Find Houses to Flip

If you need help with starting your house flipping journey you are in the right place. Follow Storage Depot of Dallas’ guide and learn how to find affordable houses to flip.  How to Find Houses to Flip

How to Find Houses to Fix Up & Flip 

Research the Area Well

As you begin your house flipping journey, you may not know where or how to start. One of the first steps is to research the area of the homes that you are interested in. The more knowledge you have about the different locations of these homes, the easier it will be to narrow down your options. Consider the economic opportunities, transportation, safety, and overall geographic location while researching different areas. In addition, keep your budget in mind during the research. If you need more information regarding homes in different states, check out New Silver Lending’s state-by-state guide to house flipping

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

We recommend using Zillow to find more information about homes. Zillow’s interface is user-friendly and there are additional resources on the platform such as their Foreclosure Center and Home Sellers Guide which can help you with finding a home. Zillow’s virtual tour feature makes viewing the property more accessible by being able to view the home without physically being there. Once you have narrowed down the houses you are interested in, we still encourage in-person visits to get a true feel for the property. Lastly, local real estate agents are great resources for learning about the housing market in your area. Realtor can assist you with finding the best real estate agents near you

Identify Red Flags During Your Search

While we strive for buyers to find the perfect house, we understand that you still make come across homes with a few issues. Some issues within homes can be repaired quickly and are not super costly while others may require more expertise and money to take care of. It is crucial that you do not attempt to purchase a home with water damage, pest infestations, and more. If you decide to purchase the home and make the repairs, we suggest hiring professionals to assist you with the process. Listed below are the red flags we recommend you stay clear of during your search for houses: 
  • 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 Vault Storage Depot of Dallas

Once you’ve found the house and begin making renovations, you may need somewhere to store some of your supplies. Store them with Storage Depot of Dallas. Our four facilities are located in Flower Mound, Fort Worth, Wylie, and Aubrey Texas. We provide a variety of storage solutions at affordable prices. We offer self-storage with temperature control features along with drive-up units for convenient access. In addition, our facilities have outdoor parking spaces for large vehicles like RVs and boats. If you are a first-time renter or need assistance with determining which unit size to rent, check out our storage calculator. Our facilities have monitored gate access, 24-hour recording cameras, and extra packing supplies to ensure that your items remain safe and secure while in storage. Don’t wait any longer and rent with Storage Depot of Dallas today!
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About the Author: Katie Mest is a Content Marketing Specialist at Storage Asset Management in York, PA. She specializes in writing about the self storage industry, including storage tips and helpful resources. Outside of work, Katie enjoys spending time exploring the outdoors and snuggling in with a crochet project and her cat, Billie.