Unusual strategy to profit from flipper houses

New book offers advice on changing home's 'lifestyle'

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"Find it, Fix it, Flip it," by Michael Corbett (Plume Books-Penguin Group, New York), 2006, $15, 323 pages; available in stock or by special order at local bookstores, public libraries, and Many real estate books recommend buying run-down houses, fixing them up, and selling for "fast-flip" profits. But "Find It, Fix It, Flip It!" by Michael Corbett uses a different strategy by adding profitable improvements, which change the lifestyle atmosphere of the home while also upgrading the residence. Purchase Bob Bruss reports online. "Flipping is an art," says Corbett, host of the television "Extra" program, "Mansions and Millionaires." Perhaps that is how the author created his technique of changing a home's lifestyle from dull routine to upscale but without high renovation costs. The book starts with a basic "profit calculator chart," so a beginning investor can easily see how the profit will be earned by purchasing a house "with the right things wrong," and correcting thos...