Thursday, July 16, 2015

Flipping Houses

There are certainly different seasons in our lives when
 we decide to do something different.
Right now this is what I have been doing.

Since August last year we have been discussing 
new plans with our son Jeremiah, of working on buying and selling 
houses.  So I started looking for cheap houses in our area to
purchase and flip.  It is a very difficult market where we live,
we even had several homes we put offers in on,
But things just were not working out for us in our home state.

Jeremiah started looking for houses in other areas of the U.S., 
and alas, our partnership formulated and we started buying 
Houses together.  

We have finished our first house, put it on the market, 
And 2 weeks later accepted an offer and we are up and ready 
to finish our first flip, and let the new owner take over.

It has been a challenge but at the same time very enjoyable.
I love to decorate, but I also love to work.

Some days we work so hard I get back to the house and crash
Not even thinking there could be anything else to do but stop!
But as a whole we are enjoying this new chapter in our lives.

Here are picture of our first house.

2329 Woodsman Dr, Augusta, GA 30906

This house originally had green shudders and pink pillars!
We also added the arch over the front window.

2329 Woodsman Dr, Augusta, GA 30906

The living area didn't have the arch window or the open doorways,
even though there were doorways there, they were much smaller,
the floors were vinyl, and the kitchen and living area
had 2 separate types of vinyl.
This room turned out awesome, love the floors, and we also had
a contractor come in and scrape the popcorn ceilings and paint for us.

2329 Woodsman Dr, Augusta, GA 30906

This kitchen looks so awesome now!  It originally was completely wallpapered
in floral/fruit wall paper, as were both bathrooms, laundry room, and closets wallpapered too, but in
different wallpapers.  I spent 3 days just stripping wallpaper!

We used mindful grey from Sherwin Williams to paint the walls in the house,
We also had all new cupboard doors made for the kitchen and 
new drawer pulls and knobs for the entire kitchen.
New granite countertops, and a subway tile backsplash were added
to the kitchen as well.

The house flows really well with the laminate flooring that flows
from the front door through the living room to the kitchen and
all the way to the back door.

We also added the island to the kitchen with granite.

Both bathrooms got new vanity tops and fixtures.

I love how the house turned out.

I will see if I can find some original photos of the inside of the house.

Our first house is a great success!



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