Best Places To Flip A Home

Best Places To Flip A Home

Gregory Han
Aug 2, 2007

My obsession with the home show Flip This House has subsided to a moderate cool, not because I've stopped loving watching the breakneck renovation projects from Hades, but mostly because of a hectic schedule that has but all but eliminated any TV time. I'll often wonder if given the right circumstances whether I could manage transforming a dilapidated property into a home that has serious curb appeal (and profit opportunity). But I guess if I was serious about this idea I'd consider moving to Seattle, ranked the number one house flipping city amongst the nation's biggest metropolitan areas, according to Forbes and Moody's Economy.

Where did Los Angeles land? A respectable 8th place, but well behind our neighbors, San Francisco, which landed in 2nd place thanks to a healthy property appreciation rate and modest new home construction. In either case, check the complete list here.

I realize that I'm not really cut out to flip homes. I'd be too emotionally involved with renovating the home correctly in due time, rather than focusing on trying to get the project done for optimal profit. I'd end up trying to live in the house rather than flipping it, so there goes any pipe dreams of making my fortune in property. I'll have to settle for flipping some street salvaged furniture and decor pieces instead, and just sit back and watch the Montelongo's do what they do.

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