Finally, Things Get Rocking at Our Most Extensive Flip

img_1944By the time I got to our latest flip house today, the roof was nearly gone and another Dumpster was nearly full. It was a beautiful sight. I wanted to stand in the front yard and applaud Andy Meyers and his two sons.

Andy is our general contractor on this project and he’s got his hands full.

Tomorrow, they are starting to rebuild the roof and dig the foundation for the family room addition. The transformation of this house will be rapid.

Beautiful, just beautiful.

Let me back up a couple of steps and bring you up to date.

Late last winter, we bought a house in Worthington, Ohio. It was a modular home, originally about 700-square feet, that was built during World War II. The entire neighborhood is comprised of similar houses – two small bedrooms, one bath, a small living room, kitchen dining area built over a crawl space. Supposedly, the homes were built for workers at the Columbus defense supply center on the east side of town.img_1884

We plan to convert it from a one-story to a story-and-a-half with three bedrooms, two baths, and a large family room and basement. We also are going to add another bay to the one-car garage. Over the years, we have tried to stay within the original footprint of the house. This is, without question, our most extensive flip.

When we purchased the house, we were trying to sell the other two houses in our portfolio. We closed on the last house a month ago.

We have secured all the permits and we’re ready to move forward. It was a long time to sit on a property, but with the other houses sold, we’re ready.

Of course, we have just tore the roof off the house and it supposed to snow tonight.
Stay tuned. In the next blog I will tell you about the room addition and basement.

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