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Experience:  Has written home improvement articles since 2008. Earned South Carolina Residential Builders License in 1991.
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I have bought a house to repair and flip. I have done some

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I have bought a house to repair and flip. I have done some house flipping in the l past but I want to save money this time in home repairs.

Any suggestions in terms of how to perform home repairs in the most efficient way?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Home Improvement
Expert:  Machinc replied 2 years ago.
If you have the skills the most economical
way is to do it your self.
If the work is to heavy or to much labor force
temporary services is a good way.
They furnish the people you set the skill
level and pay accordingly.
Another way is check out local
handymen who are insured and work
closely with them.
Never pay anybody in advance.
Building materials can BMW found in local
trader publications.
Be sure and check the free column.
Used appliances that have been refurbished
are another money saver.
Electrical and plumbing rough in can be done
by non professionals like the temps supervised
by you . Then they can be inspected and
the final hook ups done by licensed trades men.
Best to find someone first that is willing to work
under those circumstances.
Do a thorough inspection of the house before you buy it.
crawl under it.
Look under rugs
Test the water. ., electricity , heat and AC
Go you up? On the roof and check the flashing
and shingles. Chimney ,vents, look for anything weird
Go in attic and check insulation, water damage
Dangerous looking wiring. Floating splices
(Not in box) bad or bent duct work

Check walls and floors closely for mold.
Do your own painting .
These are a few things that can save and cost
money.

Machinc
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Please elaborate on this:

Building materials can BMW found in local trader publications.

Be sure and check the free column.
Expert:  Machinc replied 2 years ago.
We have a local ad called "The Trader"
Craig's list has a free section in the for sale section
I have gotten bricks and treated lumber
also stone and dab gravel
I have bought leftover materials from both the
trader and Craig's.
People are glad to get rid of left over lumber
I keep it in dry storage until I need it /m
I have gotten brand new windows and doors
for really low prices. Gas fire places seem to be
a pretty good item also.

Machinc

Expert:  MsBabyD replied 2 years ago.
Hello!
I am here to help you with any questions you may have. I have renovate repo. And buy for investors. if you can tell me what you want to do take picture I can show you what will sell it faster did one sold it the next day
Expert:  Machinc replied 2 years ago.
In your town there is probably a publication like
the one here.
I have had a lot of success using them and have
saved a lot of money over the years

Machinc



Expert:  Machinc replied 2 years ago.
This are numerous ways to save in construction and stilloffer a quality home.If you have any other questions aboutwhat I have listed I will be glad to answer them.I also have things to look for when buying thatcan save a lot of money down the road,Machinc
Expert:  Machinc replied 2 years ago.
Both water and sewage are major considerations when buying homes for resale.A home on a septic system that has to be connected to city sewage before it can be reoccupiedcan be a very large expense. Being required to Connect to city water can be another hidden expense.Machinc
Expert:  Machinc replied 2 years ago.
I always either drive or keep a truck handyto pick up on bargains as they occur.If you wait until the next day people often change their mind about left overmaterials they have for sale.Machinc
Expert:  Machinc replied 2 years ago.
Didn't mean to throw so much information at youbut this is a subject I am used to dealing with.Anything that can help save money on a job is worth considering. It is a tough fact that the botXXXXX XXXXXne is allunnecessary expenses come out of the builders profit.Machinc
Expert:  Machinc replied 2 years ago.
If any questions come up during your
project I will be glad to help.

Machinc
Expert:  Machinc replied 2 years ago.
Hope some of this information will be helpful
as you work on your project.

Machinc




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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Have you worked with architects or interior designers before?

If you have, then how to get best value out of their engagements?
Expert:  Machinc replied 2 years ago.
With architects you can often save money
by working with an intern or a recent graduate.
The firm will be checking their work so you
can still have quality at a lower price.




As for designers there are many who just
do it others are licensed and trained

In the long run I have had better experiences
with trained professional designers other
than with just people who like to be designers
or decorators

Machinc
Expert:  Machinc replied 2 years ago.
I'm not saying it can't be done . My own ideas
have turned out on occasion to be better accepted
by the home owner than those of the
professional interior decorator.

It is a judgment call on your part depending
on your time you have available and your
experience with what people like.
When in doubt keep it simple and easy to
change.

Machinc
Expert:  Machinc replied 2 years ago.
I will be glad to answer any other questions you
may have.
Machinc







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Category: Home Improvement
Satisfied Customers: 778
Experience: Has written home improvement articles since 2008. Earned South Carolina Residential Builders License in 1991.
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