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Calling all ‘Flippers’

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The Learning Channel is planning to teach its viewers something about real estate investment. Creators of the "Property Ladder," a new series for the cable channel that is set to air in early 2005, are looking for homeowners and home buyers from Bakersfield to San Diego who want to fix up houses to sell, Realtors who will serve as listing agents for the resale of the revamped homes, and Southern California homes suitable for fix-up and resale. An experienced "flipper," a person who has participated in turning around several fixer-uppers for sale, will serve as host. "This experience will be used to help guide our remodelers and keep them focused on the goal – creating a house that lots of people want to buy," according to a casting call for the program. "The novice real estate investors rehabbing these old houses will demonstrate how – with a few strategic design decisions, a little elbow grease, some laughter, tears, and even a sleepless night or two – anyone ca...