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A Word on Buying Flipped Properties

More than finding your ideal house, It's extra hard to find one in ideal condition. If you're buying from known or suspected flippers, everything may look hunky dory but peel back the new drywall, carpet, and paint and it's often another story entirely. Zillow's blog has a cautionary post on how to approach flipped properties. From falsified heating system inspections to wiggly handrails to poorly designed kitchen remodeling, there are many telltale signs of cheapness and haste when it comes to a flipper's home improvements. So beware: you're not guaranteed to face these problems, but they occur with greater frequency when dealing with flipped properties. [Zillow Blog]