I hope you enjoy these weekly updates as I navigate through the business of flipping houses one house at a time!! Come back every Friday to see how this house progresses from week to week. If you're new here, you can find more about my 5 previous flip houses here. Are you ready to get Shorty? I mean meet Shorty?
Shorty is our 6th flip house and each one is a bit more fun than the last. Let's talk details- Shorty gets his name from the fact that we purchased it from a short sale. Basically with a short sale, the house is about to be foreclosed on but instead of foreclose, the bank agrees to let the owners sell the house and pay the bank off at a loss. It's a long drawn out process with the bank that we've been waiting with baited breath on since July, but the waiting finally paid off!
The house is 1,200sf, built in 1920 with "3 bedrooms" and 1 1/2 bathrooms. I use quotes on the bedrooms since you need to walk through one to get to the other, but town record has it as 3 and that's what we will go by. It has a nice sized level lot, vintage charm, and a great commuter location, but needs a LOT of love. First step: clean-out. We put it in our deal that we would take it completely as-is and that's what has been done. This is the first property that will need cleaning before we can really scope out the full extent of the project, but I'm optimistic. I know there's a really cool house under there that just needs the years of neglect peeled away.
First for a quick tour around the yard. I'll try and shut up and let the pics speak for themselves:
Welcome inside... (I'll post a more extensive interior "before" tour once it gets cleaned out)...
Now imagine those rooms emptied, repaired, and brought back to life. Can't you just see it now?? I know I can and you'll just have to follow along to see where it ends up! Our goal is to get this house listed by mid-March, weather permitting. We'll most likely be painting the exterior first thing in spring, so I'm already crossing my fingers for cooperative weather..... in March..... in New England... Just call me an optimist!!
Have a great weekend!!