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How to fix and flip homes

Pros reveal insider secrets of profitable fix-up houses

Authors Katie and Gene Hamilton are professionals at fixing up properties. Their many books on remodeling are too numerous to list. But in "Fix it and Flip it" they reveal their insider secrets of the most profitable home improvements. They even include their 60-day fix-up plan in this well-written, fast-paced new book. The authors, retired school teachers who are now professional writers, explain how they bought and fixed up 14 houses. They kept some for investments and "flipped" others for resale profits. Purchase Bob Bruss reports online. This is definitely not one of those "quick buck," get-rich-overnight, buy-and-sell books, where the investor takes title to a house and flips it the next day for a huge profit. Instead, this is a get-rich-slowly book by taking time to fix-up a house, often living in it to maximize the tax savings when selling after 24 months of ownership and occupancy. The book is filled with checklists for virtually every possible situation, such as inspecti...

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