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Like most people who work at desks for a living, my husband is slightly suspicious of my new freelance lifestyle. He called me the other day – a day when I was supposed to be looking at houses – and he heard the TV on in the background. "What are you doing, hon?" he asked. "I'm watching 'Flip This House,'" I replied. "It's research." Perhaps a result of the 72 straight hours of kidding I had to endure about that, I thought I'd do some nose-to-the-grindstone work: I put down the remote and picked up the telephone. The nice guy at the other end was Steve Berges, a principal at Real Estate One Symphony Homes, and a builder/rehabber/investor extraordinaire. Steve has been investing and writing about it for 25 years; I had read his "101 Cost Effective Ways to Increase the Valu...