Flipping essentials

New appliances are a better investment than carport

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Q: I have two questions about fix-and-flip remodels. On a 1963, 1,300-square-foot tri-level brick, is it worth it to build a carport? Some homes in the neighborhood have carports and others have garages or nothing at all. This home also has no appliances. Is it best to buy appliances so it shows better? –Susan

A: Two good questions, although both are a little hard to answer because they depend so much on the specifics of your exact neighborhood location.