House Flipping,

Our 1st Flip House is Finished!

I started writing this post three days ago before my computer died.   I originally wrote that we were “2 days away from listing!”…. but fast forward to this morning and I can say that the flip house went live on MLS last night around dinner time and we’ve already had one showing this morning!  I hope that’s a sign of this being a quick sell.

So here we are with the final reveal.

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Flip House Progress update No.2

Today the contractors will pack up the rest of their tools and trash and drive away from the house leaving it all to me.  Yikes.  Once they’re gone, it’s my turn to step in and paint every inch of the house.  The contractors did an incredible job  prepping the walls for their final coat of paint, but now all of the doors, trim and windows need their semi-gloss coat and the walls need a fresh color to finish it all off.

This flip has been a fairly quick one.  From closing until listing it will only be a little over a month.  That’s craziness and I’m fairly certain that’s not how most flips go.  I think God is being gracious with us on this first venture.

With all that has gone right, I’d not be fully truthful if I didn’t expose what didn’t go right, or rather the unexpected that is usually involved in any foreclosure.

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Flip House No.1 in Progress

We’re about half way finished with renovations so I thought I’d show some progress pictures and go through what exactly we’re doing.

I mentioned in the first post  that I was nervous to write in real-time about this project in case I failed miserably.  Another reason I was hesitant to write about it is that this isn’t a dream renovation.  This isn’t my home where I feel free to put lots of personality and color into it.  This is a home that I want to appeal to a mass audience in hopes of getting the highest sell price possible.

People don’t like to talk money, but

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We bought a house!

I’ve been hesitant to write about this because we’re still in the middle of renovating, and frankly if this ends up a huge disaster I’d rather it not be on the internet forever and ever.  But what fun is life without a little vulnerability, right?

So here’s the back story:  Alex and I have talked about flipping a house at some point, but there were always obstacles.    You know, babies, toddlers, time, money. This past October, right before Halloween, I was perusing when this house in Flowery Branch, GA popped up.

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Teacher gifts under $20

This is the first year that I’ve encountered a teacher-gift-giving scenario.  With Christmas coming up, I’ve been racking my brain for some unique gift ideas that Kennedy’s teachers might actually like and that they won’t likely get a lot of.

I figured I’m not the only one wondering what to get a teacher, so I thought I’d share some of my finds to offer some ideas. Some affiliate links may be used for your convenience.