Remodeled house

Workday wdaylife
Jul 9 14 Comments

Are these so called remodeled or flipped houses any good. Yeah they might change the counter tops, wood, carpet etc things which would look good from outside, but what about the inner stuff like water pipes, gas pipes etc.

Is it worth getting a flipped house for little cheaper? Please share your experiences?

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TOP 14 Comments
  • LinkedIn moooooooo
    The safest thing to do is buy and renovate yourself
    Jul 9 1
    • Facebook / Eng dnpm23
      Then you find yourself another part time project manager job for half a year
      Jul 14
  • eBay / Other ebabe
    Flips are usually a cheap update to maximize quick profits. No love or care in the work, they cut corners and buy cheap stuff to make more money, just be aware of that.
    Jul 10 0
  • Apple
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    Always buy a brand new house if you don’t want to deal with the stress of repairs and remodeling every month. If you are spending millions you might as well buy some peace of mind and the look and feel of a brand new house is incomparable.
    Jul 10 0
  • Facebook public2
    Most overpriced cosmetic flips but occasionally you'll find a good quality remodel and as long as you are ok overpaying for the move in ready property go for it.
    Jul 9 0
  • New / IT HNNn23
    Don’t inspections answer the plumbing and pipes questions? I’m afraid I have gone through with purchasing a house or flipping one, so I can’t say for sure.

    I would think that most are probably fine but if you see a handwritten for sale sign, maybe don’t go for that one.
    Jul 9 5
    • Microsoft BarFoo
      Nope. Do you think an inspector is going to knock a hole in the wall to look at the pipes? Best they can do is look at the valves attached to the pipes coming out of the wall and look for water damage. For wiring, they can remove the wall plates and look at the connectors, but again, they can’t open up the walls to look at the wiring.
      Jul 9
    • New / Other
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      If the flip pulled its permits the county inspector had already done all visual and code inspections before the walls closed up.

      Same for electric. gas. Blah blah.

      The exact same holds for a new house. You don’t rip down the drywall either to confirm wiring.

      Bottom line, make sure all proper permits were pulled. Get an inspector to confirm everything.
      Jul 10
    • Microsoft BarFoo
      Since you don’t know what it looked like before the flip, you don’t knowing they did anything to the walls, and replacing drywall doesn’t need a permit.

      So you have no idea what they did and if a permit was required for what they did do...
      Jul 10
    • Intel Benzy
      A home inspector doesn't have to treat into the walls to see the pipes. You can tell right away if a home has old steel pipes by looking at thre water heater pr under thr sinks. Many older bay area homes also have a crawlspace underneath for inspections and such.
      Jul 10
    • Workday wdaylife
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      Idk if any such company existed right now, whose main job is to flip houses. Maybe you can look at their reviews and get an idea of their flips
      Jul 10
  • Workday wdaylife
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    Idk if any such company existed right now, whose main job is to flip houses. Maybe you can look at their reviews and get an idea of their flips
    Jul 10 1
  • Intel Benzy
    A good visual inspection will reveal the qaulity of a renovation. Some are done very cheaply, some are done properly but if you or a home inspector know what to look for, you can tell pretty quickly how good of a job was done.
    Jul 10 0