Walk through with me and check out the progress happening at the Santee project. You can see the cool reclaimed wood look kitchen floor tile we picked out and some minor floorplan changes to make this house way more functional. We threw a little more money at this house than the average house flipper would here in San Diego, but the buyers are going to have a great house that they can enjoy for years to come!
Our new Chula Vista project in done! We finished and sold it over the holidays. I am really happy with the way it came out, we did a complete cosmetic rehab and opened the floorplan up. The original hardwood floors were refinished instead of putting down laminate like most guys do. This project got a new kitchen, 2 new baths, paint in and out, new windows and some landscaping. The seller contacted us after inheriting the property, it was a great family home with lots of memories. I paid Cash for this house and of course we always buy them As-Is. We closed on their optimal date after giving them time to do an Estate Sale, it was a win-win for everyone. It is a great house in the popular Chula Vista neighborhood, just was very outdated and in need of a remodel. I really like the way it came out with the island kitchen and open floorplan. We Buy Houses in San Diego County if you are thinking of selling!
Before we can do one of the beautiful renovations featured here on our site we first have to buy houses. “I need to sell my house” is one thing that we’ve been hearing here in San Diego since 2004. Green Button Homes buys houses for cash and we’ll buy your house too, no matter what condition it is in. Our San Diego home buying company is Green Button Homes.
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When you Sell your home to Green Button Homes you pay No Regular Closing Costs or Realtor fees and receive your Cash in as little as Ten Days.
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We buy houses for all sorts of reasons and will make you a hassle-free cash offer for your house in San Diego. It doesn’t matter what the situation is, structural defects or if its a fixer-upper that’s o.k. with us. We’ll buy your home in As-Is condition, make you a fair offer and pay cash and close fast with no banks, lenders, appraisers or realtors or other inconveniences involved.
People in San Diego say “I need to sell my house” for the following reasons:
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You can see here on our website we undertake some major renovations including historical and architecturally significant homes. We love to buy San Diego houses with major repairs needed and take special care to return them correctly to the available housing inventory for a new family to enjoy. We can pay cash for your San Diego house, take it in as is condition and close fast regardless of your homes structural or cosmetic problems. Roof damage, cracked slab and even fire damage is o.k. We have local references as needed to make you feel comfortable that your home is in good hands.
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On Monday, February 13, 2012 at 8:00 pm PST I’ll be doing a live interview on Blog Talk Radio hosted by Jim The Realtor.
Jim will be asking me tons of house flipping questions relating to how I got started, what I look for in houses to flip, how I find deals and stories about some of the huge rehab projects we’ve showed you on this site. There’s tons of great stuff that never makes it online so make sure and tune in if you want to hear Jim and I talk about my house flipping business. My regular blog readers know I love to share, so this should be pretty entertaining and educational.
Click on the Blog Talk Radio icon to listen to the show.
I’m real honored to be asked to do this interview, especially coming third up to bat after heavy hitting interviews from Rich Toscano of Piggington.com and this weeks guest Bill McBride of Calculatedrisk.com.
If there are some questions or topics you would like us to cover, please leave them here in the comment section, or over at Jim’s site www.bubbleinfo.com, or listen live and call in to the show and ask them yourself!
Happy Holidays to everyone! It has been nice to take a break and spend time with my family and new addition for the holidays. We are out there turning over stones and looking at tons of new fixer upper houses to buy in San Diego, thanks to everyone who is also sending me leads. We Buy Houses in San Diego so if you know of a house please contact me. The Painted Lady sale is closing next week after easily passing the physical inspection and VA appraisal. We even have a back-up buyer in place who is devastated she didn’t get the home.
The home inspection was pretty interesting to say the least, we sometimes miss something but generally have had no problems with our homes passing after all the work that we do. This inspector however took a different approach and basically made some stuff up to fill his report. The big front picture windows we had custom made are of course tempered glass for safety, the inspection report I saw however said they were not. Tempered glass has a little logo in the corner, easy to see. For some reason this inspectors eyes weren’t focusing that day I guess. Foundations on old houses are another item that inspectors just feel they need to address for some reason, even if they are fine. The inspector wrote in his report that the house was not anchored to the foundation. Really?? What are all those J bolts through the bottom plate in plain view and the UFP plates along one side? I can see how some inspectors might not want to do the army crawl and check the entire perimeter under a house that sits low to the ground but there’s enough room under our house to have a party, believe me I spent all summer under there! Also the guy calls out the plumbing for being old cast iron which we removed and replaced with ABS. Probably the funniest thing I read in his report was that a light didn’t work in my hallway. I say to myself, OK a bulb must have burned out but surprisingly enough I get there and see that the dimmer switch on the 3-way wasn’t even on! If you are going to say something is wrong on a report wouldn’t you take a really good look first? When you get an inspection report that has obvious errors it’s best to just address them and provide your buyer with something in writing that shows where you feel their inspector was wrong. In our case my buyer was happy I showed him where probably 5-6 points were clearly invalid on the report.
Remember, 3rd party home inspectors are not City inspectors nor general contractors, and most of the time have minimal building knowledge. A home inspector credential can be obtained with 60 hours of online courses. Getting a bad inspection report is pretty common and sometimes is enough to spook a buyer and cancel a sale. It’s emotional enough buying a home, especially for a first time buyer. One home inspector in San Antonio named Matthew Gessner from Amerispec was famous with all the local real estate agents for blowing deals, its a wonder anyone uses him. A bad home inspection report sticks with the property, right or wrong, and has to be disclosed to future buyers if your transaction falls apart.
As I mentioned The Painted Lady had no problem appraising for the sales price. Home appraisers like to compare apples to apples but in our case Grant Hill doesn’t have any other sales comps for turn-of-the-century Victorian Houses, however within the 1 mile and 1 year guideline, the average price for a home like ours is around $600,000 although its best to use comps within the last 6 months and a half mile if you are an investor. If you are doing a big spec project like ours I would take a look at whats comparable within the year and a 1 mile radius, if you cant justify your sales price with what you find, there is a good chance that an appraiser wont be able to either. I’ve known several real estate investors here in San Diego that after rehabbing houses and getting into escrow, they had to settle for a lower sales price after a low appraisal came in so be careful with determining your ARV.
How time flies! It was April 28, 2008 when I made my first post in the blogging world as we were starting our renovation called “Craftsman Bungalow.” I thought it would be cool to share my adventures along the way and set up this website for friends and family to enjoy. The first website was custom made in Dreamweaver by my lovely wife but after things grew we moved our content over to a WordPress template so we could add updates easier. We didn’t go unnoticed for long however, I’m now recognized as one of the best house flipping blogs on the web, having won multiple awards and even managed to get the attention of Hollywood and New York production companies for reality show offers last year. Currently our monthly stats are 10,000 page loads and 6000 unique visitors.
Now it’s time to say Thank You to all my followers, subscribers, supporters, emailers, fans and everyone who’s inspired me along the way to keep sharing our projects. Thanks for following and here’s to blogging year #4 in San Diego!
No LaDainian tomorrow but we have another LT, Darren (Lil Tank) Sproles. “I’ve played against him and seen a lot of film, I’ve never seen anyone get a great hit on him” – Troy Polamalu. With the incredible D of the Steelers we have our work cut out for us. The good news is the Steelers don’t run well and can’t score. With only 11 points scored against us at our last meeting, turnovers might decide the game. My prediction 28-17 Bolts. Go Chargers!
We are anxious to return to work soon on The Hat Trick House, stay tuned for regular updates once I get back over there. We want to give a special shout out to another blogger and investor named J. Scott at REIstartup.com. He and his wife also quit their corporate jobs and moved from California to the Dirty South like we did. I love his site, he shares tons of info, tips, numbers and pics. I can’t get off it. It’s a must read!
The last 2 weeks have been really quiet, probably due to all the fear out there. This is a perfect time to go lowball some stuff and steal something because everyone is so freaked out. I spoke with my title agent recently and she said business hasn’t slowed down. Banks are still funding and it’s business as usual for all the people who aren’t glued to the TV or hiding under their couch waiting for the next Great Depression. I’m sure it’s tougher out there for the people putting 0 down or trying to buy too much house, but they shouldn’t be buying anyway so it’s probably a good thing. I spoke to someone today who went down to the Ford dealer, traded in his truck and bought a brand new one. No problem getting a loan. Where is the credit crunch in San Antonio? Maybe it’s just on Wall Street. I feel sorry for anyone who had their retirement in the stock market. In other news The Craftsman Bungalow has now been on the market for 61 days with 3 offers so far that didn’t work out. Next weekend is the Mahncke Park Home Tour so we should get over 130 people through the house.