Silicon Valley Fixer Upper

Silicon Valley Fixer Upper

So you have watched 10 episode of Flip This House on HGTV and you have decided to become a flip king as well!  Here are some basic guidelines to estimate Fixer Upper Repair that you can use to determine your initial decision to consider a home for a flip:

Roof:   Does the home need major roof repair!?  Allocate $6,000 for Small (Single) Roof and $9,000 for Full Roof.  If you have to remove multiple layers of shinglaes installed, you need to add $2k for labor and dump costs.

Exterior Siding:  Single Family Home with 1,500 sqft would cost you $2,500.  Increase this estimate depending on the size of the property.

Windows:   If the project calls for Windows to be replaced, it would be safe to allocate $300 for each window. We strongly recommend Anderson Windows is a wonderful alternative to Vinyel Windows if you have a fixer upper flip in a high end neighborhood.   If you will need larger French or Sliding Doors allocate $800 per door.

Landscaping:  Allocate $1500-2,000 for front and back yard landscaping of your Fixer Upper, but schedule it after all the remodeling work has been completed.

Plumbing:   Pluming repairs in a Fixer Upper could add up to major costs depending on the repairs.  It’s safe to budget $3,500 per floor for small batrhroom remodels.  Also allocate $500 for a small kitchen remodel for the pluming.

Heating/Cooling:   Hot water heaters are around $800 installed and its smart to allocate $1500-$3,000 to AC units depending on the size of your fixer upper home.

Electrical:  Adding recessed lights gives a home a much more modern feel and is not that expensive with each can costing less than $10 depending on the style and trim you choose.  If you have to change the panel, then allocate another $1,000 for the panel.

Foundation: Foundation repairs in a Fixer Upper could be critical cause any problems in the foundation could lead to cracked sheet rock in walls and ceiling.

Flooring:  Every major fixer upper will require flooring which is not that expensive these days.   Allocate $2-$5 dollar for each sqft of flooring that you have to repair.  This estimate include both labor and material.  Some of the pre-finished Engineered wood floors are wonderful and can save tons of time and money from staining the raw wood multiple times.

Garage Door:  Garage door goes to the 1st impression that a remodeled fixer upper creates.  So, it’s wise to update the garage door for about $1,000 depending on the impression you want to make.   If you are working on a higher end Fixer Upper, then you need to allocate 2-3k for this item in your budget.

Naturally these are estimates and you will need to Get Bids  before you get started.
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