Makeover for Money: How to Successfully Flip a House

Makeover for Money: How to Successfully Flip a House
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    Out of all the ways to make money, flipping houses is one of the most unique methods.

    Yet, there’s a ton of financial risk involved.

    If you’re interested in investing in real estate and renovating, read on.


You’ll learn four tips about filling and getting the ROI you need to make it worth it.

Budget Conservatively

Budgeting correctly and conservatively is probably the most basic thing you need to learn. If you don’t handle your money right, then you can end up in debt. You don’t want to put so much money into a house and end up losing money instead of profiting, You also don’t want to be in the middle of a project and have to call it quits due to lack of cash flow. That’s why planning beforehand is crucial as is sticking to whatever budget you come up with.

When coming up with that budget, there’s a lot of things that you’ll have to consider. What will the closing costs be when you buy? How much money can you dedicate to just the renovating process? Will you need professional help and what will that cost be? What percentage of a profit do you want to make on the house when it’s sold?

While it’ll become easier to predict such things after becoming more experienced, it’s vital that you’re correct in your predictions during the first few projects. Because of this, it may be beneficial to find an experienced partner. He or she can help you build a better construction budget and project timeline.

Have Access to Capital

One important item you need to flip house successfully is access to capital and cash. It’s the only way you’ll be able to properly execute your plans. Sure, buying real estate can provide someone with a very strong return on investment. However, you have to realize that it’s an extremely capital-intensive business.

To qualify for a loan before buying, you’ll likely need to put down at least 20%. Furthermore, you’ll need to have additional capital and cash set aside. This is to help pay for all of the repairs and renovations as well as the carrying costs. If getting the cash you need is difficult, it might be a good idea to find an investor. They can help fund your first few projects until you have enough financial reserves.

Don’t Try and Do Everything

When you’re trying to flip a house for profit, you need to know your limits. Only do the work yourself that you’re knowledgeable about and have the skillset in. This is because any mistakes that you make can cost you. Certain damages that may result from mistakes may even cause you to need to start all over from scratch. Yes, you’ll save money from doing some of the work yourself and you should try to do that. However, don’t hesitate to seek professional help when needed.

Educational Seminars

You should also never hesitate to take advantage of educational opportunities. Education can only make you stronger! Such opportunities may even come in the form of seminars. Such seminars, like those that are discussed in the Success Path Reviews on, can help expand your skillset—making you more successful.

Try to find instructional opportunities that can contribute to your house flipping success. You’ll want to learn how to find properties and build a budget, first and foremost. You’ll also benefit from learning how to eventually sell the property as quickly as possible. Such learning experiences may even be great for networking as you come across others doing what you’re doing.

Once you have finished your first project, it is important that you continue to evaluate how everything went. By reflecting on what went well and what didn’t, you’ll be able to maximize what you learned. You can then apply these lessons going forward. You should then be even more successful on your next flip house project.

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About Author

Hannah Whittenly

Hannah Whittenly is a freelance writer from Sacramento, California. A full-time mother of two, Hannah enjoys imagining and planning projects to make her home more beautiful. Occasionally, she'll actually get around to starting one of them.